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25 responses to “Dell Tells PhoneNews.com – Aero Won’t Allow Unsigned Apps”

  1. JJ

    Good for you google. Google phones are suppose to be open. Screw att. I’m sticking with Sprint who allow your phones to do everything they were designed to do. At least verizon stopped doing this. When are companies going to learn. Look at the lashback from windows 7 announcing they were closed… its not even released yet and lots of people are already saying they wont use it because of that. When are these companies going to learn. The consumer has a lot of power now a day.

  2. JJ

    FORGET THE AERO-

    BRING ON THE SUPERSONIC/EVO!!!

  3. Rollins

    Time for me to get a Nexus One then, I suppose.

  4. Good Droid :) Bad Droid :( » Blog Archive » AT&T Not Allowing Unsigned Apps On The Dell Aero

    [...] Dell Aero has been confirmed not to allow the installation of 3rd party applications. This doesn’t come as a shock knowing [...]

  5. The Daily Slash: March 24th 2010 - SlashGear

    [...] but it’s like taking the liver out of the little Android. And that’s just not right. [via [...]

  6. Dell Aero continues AT&T’s lockdown strategy for Android – Android and Me

    [...] did not take long to get an answer as PhoneNews was able to confirm with Dell that the Aero will in fact block applications that do not come from [...]

  7. Mobile Tweaks | Dell Aero continues AT&T’s lockdown strategy for Android

    [...] did not take long to get an answer as PhoneNews was able to confirm with Dell that the Aero will in fact block applications that do not come from [...]

  8. Dell Aero continues AT&T’s lockdown strategy for Android | Androidheadlines.com

    [...] the Dell rep would not let them use the device turned on.It did not take long to get an answer as PhoneNews was able to confirm with Dell that the Aero will in fact block applications that do not come from [...]

  9. The Daily Slash: March 24th 2010 | Portable Telephones

    [...] hangdog taking the liver farther the diminutive Android. and that’s dispassionate not right. [via [...]

  10. Dell Aero ห้ามติดตั้งแอพที่ Unsigned | Appdroid

    [...] เมื่อทาง Dell ได้ให้สัมภาษณ์กับ Phonenews.com เรื่องการห้ามติดตั้งแอพที่ [...]

  11. Dell Aero Will Not Run Unsigned Android Applications | Apple Iphone and Tech News

    [...] a little poor news for potential owners of the Dell Aero, as sources indicate that the phone will follow the path of the Motorola Backflip, and will not be allowed to run [...]

  12. Dell Aero Will Not Run Unsigned Android Applications « Gadgets Club

    [...] a little bad news for potential owners of the Dell Aero, as sources indicate that the phone will follow the path of the Motorola Backflip, and will not be allowed to run [...]

  13. Dell Aero Will Not Run Unsigned Android Applications | Geek Land

    [...] a little bad news for potential owners of the Dell Aero, as sources indicate that the phone will follow the path of the Motorola Backflip, and will not be allowed to run [...]

  14. V G H

    I am all for an Android users boycott of AT&T.
    Androids are data hogs.

    That wll leave more useable bandwith for the users with iPhones and the iPads.

    Sent from my 3GS iPhone.

  15. jon

    It surprises me everyone is so surprised by this. AT@T has had a long standing relationship with Yahoo and Apple of course they will have to gimp these phones. If you want real android on at@t then go to Google and order the nexus one

  16. AT&T won’t allow unsigned Android apps on the Dell Aero? | Cell Phone Tracking Blog

    [...] Read  Mail this post [...]

  17. Fort Griffen

    No serious Android fan would want to use AT&T anyway.

  18. AT&T won’t allow unsigned Android apps on the Dell Aero? | FinestReviews.com – Cell Phone Reviews and News

    [...] Read [...]

  19. AT&T Planning to Lock Down all Android Handsets? | AndroidGuys

    [...] AT&T's other Android phone, the Motorola Backflip.  According to PhoneNews.com, the Dell Aero will not allow for installation of applications that do not come from the Android [...]

  20. AT&T Planning to Lock Down all Android Handsets? | Tech Alps

    [...] other Android phone, the Motorola Backflip.  According to PhoneNews.com, the Dell Aero will not allow for installation of applications that do not come from the Android [...]

  21. AT&T Locks Down Android Tight - remove the labels – Gadgets and Life

    [...] as AT&T prepares to launch the first Android-powered Dell smartphone (the Dell Aero), Phone News confirms with Dell that the Aero also won’t allow unsigned applications: To Google’s [...]

  22. AT&T bound Dell Aero won’t support unsigned apps | Android Arena

    [...] Following suit with the Motorola BACKFLIP, the recently announced Android powered Dell Aero will not support unsigned applications. Even though the Dell Aero was not seen on the showroom floors of CTIA, the longtime PC maker didn’t comment about their reasoning of not allowing unsigned apps – although it clearly looks to stem to just one culprit. Wireless carriers have long been able to sway their might and wants to the hardware manufacturers out there and it almost looks as though AT&T put their foot down about the situation. Sometimes in order to get handsets out there to customers, manufacturers might be willing to do absolutely what is necessary that’s dictated by the wireless provider – and that’s the situation we face with the Dell Aero; unfortunately. Even though there have not been any official sales figures released about the Motorola BACKFLIP, we’ll eventually see if this justification may have any impact on the overall sales of this eventual handset. source: PhoneNews [...]

  23. Anthony Topper

    This is the stupidity that drives away early adopters. I may be leaving AT&T because of this. I want an Android phone and I want to put whatever apps I choose on the phone.

  24. Jim

    Come on AT&T get your head out of the sand and lets get with the complete unemcombered Android system. And what’s the deal with you being So Slow on introducing Android phones???

  25. Dell Aero to Support Google Mobile Suite | PhoneNews.com

    [...] Manufacturers Following up on the confirmation of the Dell Aero being locked down from installing outside applications earlier this year, AT&T [...]

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