AT&T Acknowledges Amazon Appstore Obstacle, Working on Clearing it
Are you an Android user on AT&T’s network? Have you been upset or at least a little perturbed that you haven’t been able to download Angry Birds Rio onto your phone because it’s technically third-party software that cannot be downloaded or installed on your phone? We had a hunch that AT&T would begin looking into getting rid of this block as soon as the Amazon Appstore proved popular enough, and it turns out we were right.
AT&T appears to be focused on a solution, and has just come out with a sign-up page that will keep you posted on any updates regarding the Amazon Appstore situation. On the official site AT&T says:
AT&T is working on allowing purchases and downloads from the Amazon Appstore for Android in the near future. Please select your AT&T Android smartphone from the list below and provide your email address so we can notify you after we have finalized our plans to bring the Amazon Appstore for Android to AT&T customers.
If it does happen, it most likely means this would come as an update to your Android phone. But will it come to every Android phone AT&T has sold, or only the latest and greatest Androids?
We’re very happy about this news, and hope that this opportunity will come soon rather than later.