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Sony Ericsson starts a trend, launches its own app channel in Android Market

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:33

The idea is to group all apps that are specifically designed for the company's handsets, under one roof. We bet this is a precursor to offering phone-specific apps too (nudge, wink, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play), like exclusive titles for the only Android handset with a dedicated game controller...

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posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:15

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

O: someone is being listening!, this will sure keep the number of thumbs down from SE customers on apps

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 09:11

2. Xpple (unregistered)

It's a smart move to have specific channels for each device however, that makes things look even more fragmented. That would be like having to download specific software for each PC you purchased running Win7--why can't we get to the same point on the mobile side. My PC doesn't require such stupid "channels". . . why should my mobile device.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 13:33 2

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

the Chanel just contains app SE recommended and its probably a link to the market app not another market.... instead of surfing on the androd market for apps that may not work you could use the SE Chanel to see apps already tested by se and save time

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 16:31 1

4. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

i hate it. it shouldn't have replaced "MyApps" tab in the market... it should have been added as a fourth tab. Lay out should be "Apps, games, sonyericsson, my apps".

Having to hit the menu button is redundant, extraneous, and ....stupid.

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