Verizon Challenges Android Market with V Cast Apps Store
Verizon Wireless is inviting Android application submissions for its pending V Cast Apps store, putting it in direct competition with Google's Android Market.In a move that could further stoke the rivalry between Google and Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier is asking for application submissions from developers writing for the Android operating system. Verizon earlier this month began accepting binary Android app submissions for V CAST Apps, the application store the company is expected to launch Sept. 21 at its Verizon Developer Community conference in Las Vegas.
Available on Android 2.2 only, binary submission of apps is open for Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible, Motorola Droid and Motorola Droid X. As points of attraction, Verizon promises no testing fees, application placement within two weeks of submission and a 70-30 carrier split in favor of the app developer.