Amazon Appstore may soon be available to AT&T users as well

Amazon Appstore may soon be available to AT&T users as well
The Amazon Appstore is already up and running, providing an alternative to Google's Android Market with its growing selection of applications. As our loyal readers may already know, Amazon's software marketplace offers some tempting bargains and is also the place where you can get Angry Birds Rio for your Android-powered smartphone.

Some of AT&T's subscribers, however, have probably noticed that they are unable to get any applications from the Amazon Appstore – a limitation imposed by the carrier itself. Apparently, AT&T would not allow applications that do not originate from the Android Market to be installed onto its Android smartphones. Fortunately, it seems like all of that is about to change soon – AT&T has launched a web page, where it has announced its efforts to allow purchases and downloads through the Amazon Appstore in the near future. Everyone who is interested can leave their e-mail address on the web page and subscribe for a notification, which they will get as soon as the Appstore becomes available to AT&T users.

AT&T has probably decided to lift its restriction once it noticed that the Amazon Appstore proved to be getting popular. It is not exactly clear whether AT&T's Android devices will require a software update before gaining access to the Appstore, but be sure that we will let you know as soon as we find out.

source: AT&T via Unwired View



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8 Comments

1. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If I dont get Angry Birds RIO soon, Im going to destroy AT&T headquarters with a maple syrup bomb! Bwhahahaha SUPER STICK YOU WILL BE! Just kidding....well....kind of...

2. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

AT&T needs to open up their Android Phones, restricting apps and data doesn't keep people on contracts!

4. TheBrizz

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 24, 2010

It annoys me to no end that carriers restrict the capabilities of phones for their own personal gain, while at the same time loading them up with apps most of us will never use, that slow down the OS and drain the battery, and usually can't be uninstalled.

3. bluechrism unregistered

That carriers do stuff like this is one reason to buy unlocked phones. In other markets, where very few carriers have handsets exclusively, if one carrier restricted stuff like this, you can bet people who really wanted that device would get it from another carrier who didn't do this.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Solution...root your phone....end of discussion...

6. laurakath

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

With good fanfare and a free Angry Birds download, [url=http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2011/03/22/amazon-apple-lawsuit-appstore]Amazon opened its Appstore[/url] this morning. The Appstore beginning is in violation of a cease-and-desist order issued by Apple computer, who filed a trademark infringement legal action. This is one of multiple lawsuits over the use of the term “app,” all of which could be driving up price to consumers.

7. amazoneP

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

I really enjoy shopping online and this is my very first time to see how amazon apps store feature the newest mode!, can't wait to have , at amazon.com gives me a great advantages and definitely an interesting approach. when paying the high subscription fee , and more importantly , losing control of pricing, getting much more exposure for their apps than they might with the Google. I really wonder if it will be possible for the developer to post his/her app both in Google and in amazon Amazon App store opened for business, officially, on Tuesday, March 22.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am able to buy apps on AMAZON with my captivate - no thanks to SAMSUNG and AT&T. You get one free app per day....it is actually a really nice app to have....

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