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    Amazon App Store

    So who thinks AT&T will remove the sideloading restriction and let us purchase apps from the new Amazon App Store (coming 3/22)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dervari View Post
    So who thinks AT&T will remove the sideloading restriction and let us purchase apps from the new Amazon App Store (coming 3/22)?
    It'd be nice, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Once your rooted, however, their restriction can be gotten rid of.

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    True, but there are more people out there that don't root than do.

    If anyone can make them open the phone, it would be a giant like Amazon. I could see them possibly filing some sort of suit claiming anti-trust since AT&T is not allowing competition.

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    Wait, I always assumed the Amazon app store would work the same way as the official android market website. You click install and it starts downloading on your phone automatically over whatever network it's connected to. No sideloading required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    Wait, I always assumed the Amazon app store would work the same way as the official android market website. You click install and it starts downloading on your phone automatically over whatever network it's connected to. No sideloading required.
    Well, technically, you'd have to get the Amazon Marketplace app on your phone to start with. The Android Market is basically an app itself that can download other apps. The problem here lies in the fact that Google will not let apps in their Market turn around and sell other apps from within themselves as this circumvents the Market and therefore any percentage of profit they could skim off of the top for hosting the app. So, it's assumed that Google won't carry the Amazon Marketplace app in their Market, so you would first have to sideload that app. Then, it wouldn't be a 'trusted source' so any app you tried to download/purchase from Amazon wouldn't be allowed to install.

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    Okay, thanks for clearing that up, das8nt! That's really too bad, I was actually kind of excited about using the amazon app store, especially after they announced the new Angry Birds as an exclusive. Silly, I know.

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    It's only an aRoot away.

    But, I hope AT&T and Amazon will work toward an agreement to make this work. After all, AT&T ain't #1 just yet; it would help if peopled liked them for the time being.

    By the way, I'm glad that cleared it up, 'cuz I got a little lost writing that. Lol!

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    Amazon is big enough that they may be able to muscle AT&T. They also have a team of lawyers that could put this into an anti-trust category.

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    Haven't skimmed other posts. But...100% doubt coming my way for this one. AT&T and Android sadly don't mix from my experiences so far. Who knows, if I was AT&T I'd be trying to step up my game for Atrix'ers (and others)...but no signs of any relief yet and it is pretty much a day from a lot of peoples return deadlines.

    Although ROOTing allows side loading

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    oh and if you are not in the US you can forget about it.
    US only.
    Amazon Losers. I'll have to find the Angry Birds Rio APK I guess.


 
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