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CyanogenMod app store might become a reality sooner than you think


Remember when we told you that the CyanogenMod team was thinking about building their own app store? Well, that dream might become a reality sooner than you thought, if we are to trust the screenshot above.

A CyanogenMod app store would provide a much-needed source of income for the entire CyanogenMod team, which provides free customized AOSP ROMs for a variety of devices, including the HTC EVO 4G and EVO 3D. They are often the first to release the latest version of Google's Android OS for a multitude of different devices, and have become the gold standard of custom ROMs in the Android root world.

Apparently, the CyanogenMod team originally tried to work with Amazon – they tossed around the idea of bundling Amazon's Appstore with their ROMs in exchange for a cut of app sales, but negotiations fell through when Amazon refused to commit to a time frame. Thus, they're making their own store to sell a variety of root-only apps and other apps that have been shunned by the carriers and/or Google, such as game emulators or tethering apps.

So do you plan on using yet another app store on your EVO, or are the current options enough?

[Yahoo! News]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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