Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com
Black Friday deals
Catch limited-time Black Friday deals on tech before they are gone!

Verizon to begin closing its app store for BlackBerry and Android in January

21
Verizon to begin closing its app store for BlackBerry and Android in January
Originally set up in 2010, VCast Apps, now known as Verizon Apps, served as an alternative place for subscribers to get applications. The problem was that most, if not all of the apps in Verizon Apps are also available in the BlackBerry App World and Google Play environments.

Verizon did some house cleaning with its app store last year and partnered with Chomp who has since been acquired by Apple. Verizon’s goal (along with other carriers) was to foster an environment where developers might create applications which were tailored to the carrier’s services. Indeed, Verizon has innovation centers in San Francisco and Massachusetts, AT&T has “foundries” in various parts of the country that also pursue the goal of engaging with developers.

Since all the smartphone platforms have their own market places to download apps, this move by Verizon is probably not a surprise. For those that used Verizon Apps, the carrier will begin removing the app from devices in January and expects the process to be complete by the end of March.

source: AllThingsD

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless