Motorola bringing Up own "Market"

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  1. RinTinTigger
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    The vendor Motorola is planning on a own "Market" app to
    provide free and payed Apps to their OWN SMARTPHONES,
    meaning for DROID's and so on. The APK File was online for one
    day and has been tested by several users, providing the screenshots for it.

    But just have a look:

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    Right now the APK is offline again, but Motorola confirmed that they have something cooking in the kitchen called "SHOPP4APPS"

    Tigger
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    Nice find tigger...I wonder if they will have an online "market" as well.

    This is pretty cool though. Actually it's pretty awesome : )
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    The ability to purchase apps from the desktop site, place them in your MyLocker, and then download it using your handset.
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    Sounds great to me as long as we get to keep the Android market too.
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    You will, Motorola is just willing to add a little "extra" to their phones only to force sales!
    Good for us.
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    Options are nice! Great find Tigger
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    Excellent. Means more development for this platform :)
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    Cant be enough! I hope there will be more Games using accelerometer and neat 3D Grafix.... And i hope Motorola offers PayPal or anything instead forcing credit cards!

    Tigger
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    Any idea when it's launch will be?
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    interesting move by motorola, but hey sounds good to me. the more deployment the better. i love open source. :)
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    more app. buying options is a very good thing
    thanks for the thread and info
    i appreciate it
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    i agree itll be nice to have another source for more apps
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    it would be cool if there was a feature like how they do it with Xbox Live.
    for those unfamiliar, you can go to xbox's site and search for downloadable content, check what you want to download, then the next time you turn your xbox on it will automatically download what you wanted.

    this took them a few years to get up and running but hopefully motorola will be able to do it faster lol

    edit: nvm just read the entire article. i guess they are bringing something similar to it
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    any idea on when there releasing it? Great find btw :)
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    Release is not sure yet, but one thing is for sure,
    the "motorola market app" is beeing pushed to all motorola
    devices via the providers.

    As they said in the article, that the APK files have been aviable for testing...i think it will take onto next year to release!
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    Meh.... I guess i'm the only person who feels that all this will do is add confusion. The Motorola "market" will likely offer the same exact apps as the Android Market if my hunch is correct. All it will do is create a source of confusion when/if the device needs to be reloaded from the recovery image. "Gee, where the hell is my Touchdown app? Why isn't it showing up in 'downloads'? Oh yeah *facepalm* I bought THAT app from the Moto 'market'"
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    Maybe a better solution would be to replace (or add another) the Verizon tab with Motorola in the Market app. The good thing about this IF done right is it could have apps that are approved/tested by Moto to work with your specific phone... now that would be worth the extra "tab" IMHO.
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    Yeah, you are right. Another plus would be that most apps in the market are programmed by small developer groups or single developers. Motorola could have a whole department on that, in case they want to have money, and maybe they produce apps with "root" implemented so that the apps get more powerful!
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    If they add a tab. that wouldn't be bad. Also I am sure if it's bought from the Motorola market even if it's from a third party. Motorola will get a fee :mad:. Nice way to make some extra gross