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Android Market now breaks down user reviews

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Android Market now breaks down user reviews
Always looking to improve the usability of reviews in the Android Market, Google has added a box that breaks down the ratings an app receives from users. The new statistics reveal the number of users who gave an app a certain number of stars, ranging from 1 to 5. This way, you can read beyond the overall average number of stars received by a certain app to know the true feelings of those who have installed the software on their phone.

The new statistics, found under the screenshot of the app, would seem to be useful for those apps that have not received much feedback and where a few well-placed stars could change the average score. Besides, the average score doesn't reveal what people are thinking above or below that average. Knowing how many users have ranked an app 1-star or 5-stars could make the difference in whether or not you decide to install it. Of course, you can quickly uninstall something that you don't like and get a refund, but you will have wasted the one thing in this world that no one gets a refund on...time.

source: AndroidCentral

The Android Market now offers a breakdown of star 

The Android Market now offers a breakdown of star ratings

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posted on 25 Jun 2011, 15:52 4

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

nice feature. the android comunity is much better than apple, you can find usefull reviews on apps not like on iOS. no one is reviewing there :(

and i almost forgot! you can get refund if you don't like the app :P

posted on 25 Jun 2011, 22:41 1

3. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

No one is reviewing on iOS? there are tons of reviews everywhere and there are lots of reviews for almost every app. And if that isn't enough, there's so many video reviews of apps on YouTube that real users put up. And there's tons (maybe even too many) websites solely dedicated to reviewing iPhone apps. I don't understand how the Android community is better

posted on 25 Jun 2011, 17:53 2

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yea you can get a refund, within 15 freaking minutes. It was good when it was 24 hours, but really? 15 minutes? How can you decide if you actually like an app that quickly?

Give us an hour AT LEAST.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 19:05

8. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Better than no time at all like from the Apple store. In 15 minutes one can decide if a app is worthy of further testing or it you just don't like it at all. If a app is worthy of further testing on your part, then you must like something about it, if not everything.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 08:05

4. sponmagnet (unregistered)

you miss something, Not evrey body rank the softwars

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 12:59 1

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Having the breakdown by rating is handy. Averaging the score doesn't really tell you much. But if there are a bunch 4 and 5 stars and only a couple of 1 and 2 stars, you can discount the 1 and 2 star scores.

They definitely need to give more time to decide if the app is right for you. 24 hours was nice, 15 minutes is a joke. Personally, 6 hours would seem to be a reasonable compromise between 15 minutes and 24 hours.

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