U.S. Cellular debuts curated app menu in Amazon Appstore for AndroidAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
U.S. Cellular has announced that it's launched a new customized application menu in the Amazon Appstore that will be available to its customers with Android-powered devices. The menu is curated by U.S. Cellular and will suggests apps to users that have been selected by the carrier itself, giving users a quick way to find new apps that may be of interest to them. The Amazon Appstore comes preloaded onto many of U.S. Cellular's Android products. U.S. Cellular says that it plans to add more apps to its curated menu "on a regular basis."
The specially-curated U.S. Cellular menu could be a good way for those new to the world of Android (or smartphones in general) to find new apps to improve their lives, especially since the number of apps available to download could be a tad overwhelming to some. U.S. Cellular doesn't say how it chooses the apps that make the cut into its menu, but if you've got one of the U.S. Cellular's Android devices, at least you know that you've got a place to go to check out some curated apps the next time you get the itch to download something new. U.S. Cellular's press release detailing today's news is available below.
U.S. CELLULAR OFFERS A CURATED MENU OF APPS IN AMAZON APPSTORE FOR ANDROID
22 May, 2012 16:03 CET
Pre-Screened Apps Selected for U.S. Cellular Customers
CHICAGO (May 22, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has introduced a customized application menu in the Amazon Appstore for Android available exclusively to the carrier’s customers. U.S. Cellular is the first and only carrier to offer this specially curated app menu, which is now available on most U.S. Cellular Android-powered devices.
When U.S. Cellular customers open the Amazon Appstore on most Android-powered devices, they will see a new U.S. Cellular tab, which suggests apps that are pre-selected and approved by U.S. Cellular. The new U.S. Cellular app menu gives those Android users easy access to many applications across a variety of categories, such as games, business tools, and social media with additional apps being added on a regular basis.
“The U.S. Cellular menu in the Amazon Appstore is a great way for our customers to discover new apps that are practical and fun,” says Edward Perez, vice president of marketing and sales operations at U.S. Cellular. “We’re thrilled to build upon our existing relationship with Amazon to offer this convenience to our customers so they can get what they want, when they need it.”
The Amazon Appstore for Android is pre-loaded on many U.S. Cellular Android-powered devices, as well as other apps, including Kindle for Android, Amazon Mobile, IMDb Movies & TV, Audible for Android, Zappos and Amazon MP3.
The Amazon Appstore U.S. Cellular menu is another benefit offered to U.S. Cellular customers, who already enjoy the only nationwide network with unique benefits, such as the industry’s only points-based rewards program, free Battery Swap and free Overage Protection.
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Via Phone Scoop