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Android Gets Carrier-Operated European App Store

April 10th, 2010 04:41 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Andrew Smith writes “Android fragmentation begins: EuroDroid reports that Vodafone will launch an Android app store in June, to fill in the European gaps where Google hasn’t yet launched the official Android app store. Worrying quote: ‘All apps will be pre-selected and tested by [Vodafone's after-sales processor] Arvato Mobile for compatibility with our devices.’ Just a few days ago Slashdot covered the suggestion by Barry O’Neil, ex-President of Namco Bandai Network Europe, that it could be wise for Google to ‘hand over the entire management of the Android Market to carriers, OEMs and trusted publishers.’”

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