Verizon Will Force Its Android App Store On HTC Incredible Owners Next Week

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Verizon is pushing its Android app store, V CAST, on to HTC’s flagship phone the Incredible next week, whether users want it or not.

A mandatory over-the-air software update will put V CAST on every Incredible, though this won’t block access to Google’s own Android Market.

This move highlights two things that even Android’s biggest fans hate about the mobile OS:

  • App store fragmentation
  • Interference from mobile carriers, who force bloatware and other irritations on their customers.

This isn’t a huge deal — Incredible owners can simply ignore the new store. But both of these problems are things Google badly needs to fix.

See also: The Truth About Switching From iPhone To Android →

(via Engadget)

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