Verizon: “There is a Need for Another Android Store”
The nation’s largest wireless provider is gearing up to release an app store to take on the Android Market. What started out last week as speculation has been confirmed this week by Verizon’s VP consumer solutions. Greg Haller is in Las Vegas this week for the carrier’s Development Community where has has been quoted as saying, “Some have asked – Verizon, what are you thinking? Is there really a need for another store? We think so.”
This will be very interesting to see develop. Say what you will about the Android Market but at least it’s universally accessible from your device, regardless of carrier. Does Verizon have enough compelling stuff up their sleeves to make users consider a switch? We’ll find out before too long. The company is now accepting apps for their V Cast store. Designed to run on phones running Android 2.2 and beyond, it is expected to be ready by the end of this year.