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OTA update from AT&T to allow older models to sideload apps

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OTA update from AT&T to allow older models to sideload apps
With the launch of the Samsung Infuse 4G, AT&T ended its ban on allowing its Android handsets to sideload apps. Right out of the box, the device will accept apps from places other than the Android Market. Of course, that might not seem fair to those with older Android models like the Samsung Captivate, HTC Aria or the HTC Inspire 4G.

Apparently the carrier is sensitive to this issue. As early as today, owners of any one of the three models should see an OTA update on their device that will allow third party apps to be installed legitimately on their phone. Kudos to AT&T for not only changing their stance on sideloading apps, but also for making sure that owners of some of the carrier's older Android models get the opportunity to install third party apps as well.

source: AndroidCentral

AT&T is sending out an OTA upgrade to some of its older Android models which will allow them to accept third party apps

AT&T is sending out an OTA upgrade to some of its older Android models which will allow them to accept third party apps


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posted on 16 May 2011, 14:55

1. Yo (unregistered)


I was curious if I was gonna be able to download out of market apps or not. Thanks AT&T

posted on 16 May 2011, 15:08

2. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no change to the X10A to get official 2.1 with multi-touch

posted on 16 May 2011, 18:06

3. mikeypopps (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


What AT&T does the right thing and no one gives them any love? Well I for one approve. I may not like their Data Plan rates but over all I like AT&T. God know's I'll be passing roll over minutes to my Great Grandchildren in their inheritance.

posted on 16 May 2011, 18:48

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6459; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Will this includes my Atrix?

posted on 16 May 2011, 20:34 2

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


atrix sucks...

posted on 16 May 2011, 21:07 2

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yeah right.... and you bring that up because?

posted on 16 May 2011, 21:13 3

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


becuase it has about 50 million bugs, there are already better options, it is made by moto, it has motoblur, and obviously, it doesnt get updates very quickly judging by this article...

posted on 16 May 2011, 19:27

5. herro (unregistered)


The Motorola Atrix???? Wtf!?

posted on 17 May 2011, 09:33

9. PAWcona (unregistered)


I have unlocked HTC Aria, not in service with ATT...how can , or where can I get the Sidelong update do this Aria? Would appreciate it very much as I am taking this Aria to Germany very soon and could sure use it.

posted on 17 May 2011, 10:00

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6459; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So when this update suppose to happened, does that includes my Atrix?

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