Verizon to Re-Launch Android App Store Today

According to CNN, Verizon will re-launch its V CAST Apps Android app store today and will re-brand it as Verizon Apps. It will, like V CAST Apps currently does, be separate from the Android Market and it will, of course, come per-installed on Verizon’s Droid smartphones. And yes, just in case you were wondering, Verizon Apps will be a free service.

The new service will apparently be announced today in Las Vegas at a conference for developers but right now it’s unclear when exactly the new application will launch on phones.

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It will likely be arriving on new Droids, like the Samsung Droid Prime, and will come in software update for Verizon’s current crop of Droid devices. The carrier hopes to lure in more software partners by offering promotion for their products.

Verizon’s V CAST Apps has had a slow start and has failed to gain much traction with consumers and Big Red has even admitted this as such. Still, it appears that the carrier still thinks there is a place for an alternative app store.

Let’s just hope it brings something fresh to the table with today’s announcement.

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    09/13/2011 at 5:10 pm

    Verizon is pitifully stupid.

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  2. Tony4loans Tx

    09/13/2011 at 5:51 pm

    What will be “fresh” will be if VZW screens the apps in its new app store. If they do, I’ll consider using it.

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  3. I.Hate.Bloatware

    09/14/2011 at 4:54 pm

    Or better yet, if they stop putting all their damn bloatware on phones and offer the apps as free OPTIONAL downloads in their new market place. No one likes carriers putting apps you will never use a phone they bought and having the only way to uninstall them be rooting the device and voiding the warranty, utter BS

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  4. brandon holley

    09/14/2011 at 5:19 pm

    Hey verizon great idea i should probably pitch to you…………………..how about you take all the bloatware you have on the phone already and just shove it in the damn “verizon apps store” so that I DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT!

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