As we learned in early May, the
Citing a desire to open up a bit, AT&T indicated it would be embracing third-party app stores and the side-loading of apps and games. At the time of the announcement, I was hopeful that the carrier would adopt this policy going forward with all of its Android phones. It appears my suspicions are correct, as AT&T plans to enable this option for all phones sold May 15 and beyond.
AndroidCentral has snagged a screenshot that indicates both new and existing devices will allow for non-Android Market sources. According to details obtained by the blog, AT&T will begin issuing a software update to select handsets running 2.2 or higher.
Among this list of devices are the
There is no indication yet as to when this software update will arrive, but I suspect it will be in short order.