Dec 21 AT 8:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Sony Ericsson to launch Android app store

App stores seem to be all the rage for handset makers nowadays. We recently brought you an exclusive preview of the Motorola SHOP4APPS and today we learn Sony Ericsson will be accepting Android apps for their PlayNow store.

Sony Ericsson has yet to launch their first Android phone (Xperia X10), but developers can now submit their applications for review. Submission is free of charge and developers receive a 70% share of net revenue.

The expected release date of the Xperia X10 is Q1 2010, so developers should get ready if they want their apps to be listed at launch. There is a chance Sony Ericsson might feature your app on their YouTube account (see below) so visit their submission page if you are interested.

Check out the PlayNow online store for a preview of what is to come.

Sony Ericsson PlayNow store.

Sony Ericsson PlayNow store.

[Thank you Albin for the tip]

Source: Sony Ericsson

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  • http://Website Jeff

    Just tried to submit my app, my experience:

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Wow that sucks.

  • Teofilo Vizcaino

    From original source:

    Sony Ericsson’s popular one-stop content store, PlayNowâ„¢, will feature Android applications and games, and we invite developers to submit Android content right away!

    I don’t know why you say Sony Ericsson will launch an Android App Store, they just will sell applications through their existing store PlayNow.

  • ExtremeT

    It’s starting to become a bit difficult keeping up with all the supposed markets that are coming out. If that’s the submission process for this one then I think it won’t be nearly as used by developers because that’s just tedious.

  • Sony Ericsson

    AT&T mainly fails iPhone users. Other phones work fine, it seems.
    I sometimes need data too, and AT&T can be slow with that, but I’m often on my laptop anyway. Although if serious data usage is necessary for you, that may be another story if speed is your concern.

    I had some of latest Sony Ericsson models

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