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Amazon apps will be preloaded on all new Verizon Android phones

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 06, 2012.

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Verizon Wireless may increase the number of pre-installed apps on its Android phones and tablets. In a leaked internal message sent to its sales staff, Verizon states "a suite of Amazon apps will come preloaded on one dedicated home screen for all newly-launched Android devices." The apps set to be installed on all new Android phones and tablets include: Amazon Kindle, Shopping, MP3, IMDB, Audible, and Zappos.

The one exception to the Amazon app influx will be Google experience devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. While Verizon included two carrier-branded apps on the Galaxy Nexus, the company did not include any third-party apps on the device. The Verizon apps on the Galaxy Nexus could be disabled using the Android 4.0 app management settings, so there's a chance that users may be able to do the same with the Amazon apps that are installed on new phones and tablets sold by Verizon.

source: Engadget

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