05-19-2011 02:44:08 PM - edited 05-19-2011 02:56:03 PM
Finally! You go!, Mamma Bell!
AT&T removes android applications restrictions . This CNN article refers to our very own ATT Wireless Forum , quoting some of you lucky dawgs comments regarding Amazon Appstore debut and how ATT would not allow us access. So the article says thanks goes actually to Amazon for pushing this change in policy. But Mama Bell, we still say thanks for losening the "choke hold" on us for so long.
05-19-2011 03:05:18 PM
Not to boast, but my trusty, 'right hand man' (left handed actually). Dell Streak could always load amazon apps and other sideloads. It wasnt caught in the ATT choke (whew!)
05-19-2011 05:32:00 PM
05-19-2011 05:39:31 PM - edited 05-19-2011 05:44:16 PM
Makes you wonder why they wouldnt make the announcement more visible to the wireless users in general. That was pretty sneaky.
05-20-2011 09:43:02 AM
I gave myself the "Unknown Sources" checkbox awhile ago. But, kudos to ATT for finally removing this restriction. I bet this is one of many concessions ATT will make to grease the T-Mobile regulatory acquistion wheels.
05-20-2011 10:12:05 AM - edited 05-20-2011 10:14:23 AM
Thats who reeely pushd the action to unlock.... The big spenders... Corporations not going for the restrictions. My company is one of them. We have a few custom apps att had to allow. Can only imagine that compounded by large accounts.... Soooooo, in reality, us minions still dont amount to a handful of beens. We are just benefitting from the crumbs fell from the table.. Lol (kidding, but feels right just saying it)
05-20-2011 11:06:30 AM
05-20-2011 11:11:26 AM
05-20-2011 11:35:12 AM
Then there are users who have a personal line and a company assigned phone. Two phones. The company phone is still set up by the IT department support for exchange email sync, associated security software. A Sprint, Tmo or VZW might take X minutes to set up and if it takes 3X minutes (3 times longer) to download the drivers for sideloading through ADB or Android Central's Sideload Wonder Machine and add the software for an AT&T phone, the company IT could refuse to use AT&T android phones.
05-20-2011 02:40:58 PM
(BTW what does TED mean anyway?)
05-20-2011 02:59:14 PM
TED-III ? You might wanna take a dare and venture over to the "CELL PHONE SIMETERY" ..or the "in memory of..." discussion. Watch out for that S.A.M.-II ! Oh, and I would keep an eye out for a ghost ryding around on a harley....
(...youve been warned.... )
05-20-2011 03:18:04 PM
ATT is not the only one with bloat on their phones. I would love to uninstall the 131 mb game that is preinstalled on the Tbolt.
05-20-2011 03:39:44 PM
06-03-2011 07:45:20 AM
06-07-2011 03:33:06 PM
Any info on this in relation to the Streak? As I understood it, the 'fake' 2.2.2 update that came out over a month ago locked the phone down again. I don't have too much faith ATT will follow through on this, beyond basic public policy.
06-07-2011 04:36:55 PM