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AT&T Ironing Out Kinks for Off-Market Apps

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Mar 28, 2011, 5:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Historically, AT&T hasn't permitted non-Android Market apps to be installed on its Android devices. This was underscored last week when Amazon introduced its own Android app store. AT&T customers were effectively blocked from accessing the apps available from Amazon. AT&T appears to have a change of heart brewing, however. "AT&T plans to offer the Amazon application store for Android smartphones and we're working to give our Android customers access to [other] third party application stores," the company said in a statement. "This requires updates to our systems and finalizing arrangements with Amazon." AT&T had previously contended that off-Market apps presented a security risk to Android handsets. The company didn't indicate when this change might take place. It also didn't specify which non-Market sources it would trust, aside from Amazon's.

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The Official Android Market poses a greater risk to users. furyx639 Mar 28, 2011, 8:29 PM
Stupid AT&T zataralee Mar 28, 2011, 6:10 PM
Hmm mycool Mar 28, 2011, 11:36 PM
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