dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
4
share rss forum feed

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to stufried

Re: Amaazon App Store

The tether apps are still available on the Amazon app store. I don't know why everything is crying Google is now less open. Android can still install apps from 3rd party sources outside the Market. The Market isn't wide open (it doesn't need to be and shouldn't be) but Android still is.

Or is ATT/VZW locking down 3 party installs as well? This is separate from rooting.


gergles
Greg
Premium
join:2003-05-30
New York, NY

1 recommendation

ATT blocks 3rd party installs on all their android phones.


joako
Premium
join:2000-09-07
/dev/null
kudos:6

1 recommendation

said by gergles:

ATT blocks 3rd party installs on all their android phones.

So for the user there's no difference in iPhone vs Android? Jailbreak vs Root -- same shit.
--
PRescott7-2097

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to gergles
That sucks. I though ATT opened it back up earlier this year. Is VZW doing this too? I can do can install 3rd party on my EVO w/out being rooted (though I am).


Selenia
Gentoo Convert
Premium
join:2006-09-22
Fort Smith, AR
kudos:2
reply to xenophon
said by xenophon:

The tether apps are still available on the Amazon app store. I don't know why everything is crying Google is now less open. Android can still install apps from 3rd party sources outside the Market. The Market isn't wide open (it doesn't need to be and shouldn't be) but Android still is.

Or is ATT/VZW locking down 3 party installs as well? This is separate from rooting.

You need to at least root. You can keep the stock firmware, but why would you?
--
A fool thinks they know everything.

A wise person knows enough to know they couldn't possibly know everything.

There are zealots for every OS, like every religion. They do not represent the majority of users for either.

dontremember

join:2011-05-07
Virginia Beach, VA
reply to gergles
said by gergles:

ATT blocks 3rd party installs on all their android phones.

They don't seem to be blocking apps uploaded to the phone over usb. There's a program called adb in the Android developers kit that the kit uses to install home-grown apps. It'll also install downloaded apps from elsewhere. This is with a stock, unrooted Atrix.