AT&T Ironing Out Kinks for Off-Market Apps
Article Comments 18
Mar 28, 2011, 5:51 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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.
May 18, 2021
Google today took the wraps off the new consumer-facing features of Android 12. The most obvious is " Material You ", a new iteration of Google's Material Design.
Oct 18, 2022
Google is revamping Family Link, the system-wide parental controls for a child's Android device. The biggest new feature is the ability to create temporary "Today Only" screen-time settings that override the usual daily settings.
Jun 10, 2021
Google has released the second beta version of Android 12, which introduces several key features not found in the first beta. A new "Internet" quick setting consolidates Wi-Fi and cellular connections into one simpler control for Internet connections.
Sep 24, 2020
Amazon today announced Luna, the company's entry into the new field of cloud-based gaming. The service will be available on a variety of platforms, including iOS and Android.
Aug 13, 2020
Epic Games, the maker of popular battle royale game Fortnite, has filed suit against Apple and Google for anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior related to their app store policies. Epic is challenging the companies' monopolies on both app purchases and in-app purchases on their respective mobile platforms, and their 30% cut of such purchases.
The Official Android Market poses a greater risk to users.
Amazon, on the other hand, at least has an approval process for their Market. Maybe AT&T should make Amazon the official and block the official Market.
Are you sure Google doesn't have an approval process, cause Ive heard they do.......
https://www.phonescoop.com/news/discuss.php?fm=m&ff= ... »
Carriers need to worry about providing service and manufacturers need to worry about providing devices. Sure, they can offer their own software solutions, such as how they have Apps that let you check your usage and the such. But, stay out of the decision of what software is available on what device!