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Looks like the new Email Developer feature that the web Android Market received on Friday was just the icing on the cake! While it was nice to finally have the ability to contact developers without having to go through the device Market, it was still a pretty minor addition. Don't fret - Google was nowhere near being done - you can now:

  • filter user reviews by device model, currently limited to All and individual devices registered to your account.
  • filter user reviews by app version, currently limited to All or Latest
  • filter user reviews by specific star rating

Here, have a look (the sample app I used was Christmas HD, if you are curious):

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The beauty is - you can combine filters and, for example, narrow down to only 1-star reviews made by users of HTC EVO 3D that used the latest version of the app.

Brilliant - it's exactly what we've been asking for, thanks, Google! The only thing I can think of is maybe expanding the version list to contain 4-5 previous versions, but it's probably not going to happen due to complexities that may arise from the multi-APK support.

Thanks for the tip, Daniel Monza!

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Joshua

    Hmm. Not showing up for me on Chrome Dev channel or Opera 11.6.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Which app are you looking at? Try a different one, perhaps, as I think Google is rolling it out in stages, or possibly it's due to server caching.

      • Joshua

        I was using the same app as you did in your test - but I am at work now and it shows up here. Strange.

    • http://androidtidbits.com AndroidTidBits

      It's also not here on my Chrome.

  • Jaymoon

    Showing for me! :)

    Wow, just being able to see the device the review was made from is genius in itself!

  • sergiu

    would be even more awesome if they changed the default method to "Latest version", since those reviews are usually the most accurate.

  • Falcor

    Would be even better if they applied the SAME filter options to the entire market. I'd love to be able to sort apps and games by rating...

    Why only reviews?

  • http://www.trandroid.com Mehmet

    I have no specific model or rating filter in my browser… I don’t understand… I only have samsung galaxy S filter which I’ve already synchronized with my market account. Is there anyone who can filter all models, versions or ratings one by one?

  • Steve

    It sure would be nice if they added a way to REMOVE OLD DEVICES from my device list so I can manage what devices I have a little easier.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Go to the web Market > My Account > select a device > Edit > Hidden in menus.

      • Steve

        I do that. And then when I add a new device, they all get unhidden for some reason.

        I just want to permanently remove them because I have either gave them away to family or sold them and no longer need to see them in the list.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          I thought the Market removes a device from the list if it doesn't sign in for a certain period of time (30 days?) or if the primary account gets set up under another email address. The latter is for sure, because when I reset and transfer devices between my wife and me, they migrate our Market accounts properly.

  • Carlos Paredes

    What it is still missing is the ESSENTIAL ability to filter by permissions. Nowadays there is a lot of malware which makes you spend time manually filtering out dozens of applications requesting permissions they shouldn't require for their purpose.