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AT&T won't allow unsigned Android apps on the Dell Aero?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:34PM EST

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According to a circulating rumor, the Dell Aero will follow in the footsteps of the Motorola BACKFLIP by prohibiting the installation of unsigned applications. If this rumor pans out, applications for the Aero can only be purchased and installed through the Android Market. The reason behind this decision was not disclosed but apparently it is a blanket policy that will apply to all Android devices on AT&T. As a result of this decision, the Aero will not have the “With Google” branding that graces many of the Android phones currently on the market. If Google is not the centerpiece of the services on the phone, AT&T may be free to swap out Yahoo for Google and put its custom bloatware software on the Aero as it did on the BACKFLIP. Any Android fans out there ready to organzie a boycott of AT&T?