There is a lot happening next week in Android-land, but the biggest impact may come from the biggest U.S. carrier.
"Verizon Wireless will begin pushing a software update to the DROID Incredible next week. The update includes software enhancements that will pre-install V CAST Apps on the phone. We said earlier this year that we'd be expanding V CAST Apps to the Android platform, and the DROID Incredible is the first Android phone with the store. Developers continue to submit apps, and as a reminder, V CAST Apps allows carrier billing, so customers who purchase applications through our store will see those charges on their monthly bill. For more information about the update customers can go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidincrediblesupport."
I'm wondering if it makes sense to do the update. Sure, Incredible users will get faster Wifi and 720P recording and a few other enhancements, but they also get a bunch of irremovable apps and an App store which they have no control over. More
Verizon is said to be building a rival Android market that will supplant Google's own.
You'd think that Verizon (VZ) putting Microsoft's (MSFT) rival search and mapping engines on Google's phone OS is the worst thing they'd do to Google this week. According to "Android and Me" you might be wrong. The blog says that Verizon is planning its own alternative app store, one that is curated like Apple's (AAPL) iOS MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 14, 2010 10:46 AM ET
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