Verizon Set to Announce Their Very Own Android App Store
As reported by CNN, Verizon is slated to announce their own app store today at a conference in Vegas. This Android store will come exclusive to Verizon customers and the store is rumored to be preinstalled on all new handsets from this point forward and will also be offered to existing Android smartphone owners.
While there a very few details at the moment, it has been announced that Verizon will employ Chomp to power their application searching engine. That being said, I have to take a moment and question Verizon’s reasons for doing this. Remember, they launched the V Cast Apps store not all that long ago.
Verizon has stated that they expect to implement carrier billing to make it easier for their users to purchase apps, they also pledged there will be more visibility due to a more hands-on approval process which would nix the tons of garbage apps you come across in the Android market.
If V Cast apps bombed for them, why would they come out and sugar coat the same thing with a different moniker? Will there be newer and more exciting incentives for developers? Is Chomp’s discovery engine the main reason behind their relaunch? Nothing is for sure just yet, but hopefully we’ll know more before nightfall.
Hang tight, Androidites!