Latest in Amazon

Image credit:

Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices

Brad Molen
09.06.12
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Most US carriers have been pulling back on the sheer number of pre-installed apps thrown onto the latest Android devices, but Verizon appears to be heading in the opposite direction. An announcement found within the safe confines of Big Red's internal system indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Stellar wasn't the only product in the lineup to get officially introduced to a suite of Amazon apps -- every single Android device gracing Verizon's shelves will also get the same treatment. The suite includes apps for the Kindle, Shopping, MP3, IMDb, Audible and Zappos. There was no word on whether the bloatware can be disabled or uninstalled, but since the policy goes into effect today, we should find out pretty soon. We highly doubt this will be a focal point at Amazon's press event, but we won't skirt over the possibility of it getting some time on Jeff Bezos' teleprompters.

As a sidenote, Verizon mentions here that this policy excludes Google experience devices and tablets, which could be cause for speculation that new Nexus devices (including tablets) are en route to the LTE carrier. This wording is pretty open, however, and it may simply be Verizon's way of covering themselves in case such a device comes out in the future.

[Thanks, Anonymous!]

Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The best edibles don't taste like weed

The best edibles don't taste like weed

View
Facebook sues Hong Kong company over ad fraud

Facebook sues Hong Kong company over ad fraud

View
The Morning After: Spotify wrapped up 2019's music

The Morning After: Spotify wrapped up 2019's music

View
Google Maps may soon highlight well-lit streets for walkers

Google Maps may soon highlight well-lit streets for walkers

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr