Nov 04 AT 11:14 AM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

V Cast Apps comes to the Incredible next week

Verizon Wireless just informed us that the Droid Incredible will be their first Android phone to receive their new V Cast Apps store. The alternative market will arrive next week via an over the air update.

No exact date was given for the software update, but we think November 11th is a likely candidate since Verizon is rolling out several other new Android devices that day. V Cast Apps is expected to eventually be available on all of their smartphones running Android 2.2 which includes the Droid 1, Droid 2, and Droid X.

We already know that Verizon’s app store allows carrier billing, so customers who purchase applications through the store will see those charges on their monthly bill. Other than that details are pretty scarce, but it sounds like Verizon might be getting some exclusive titles.

Other improvements for the Incredible OTA include:

  • Updated Flash player includes security enhancements.
  • Visual Voice Mail Wi-Fi improvements include removal of incorrect service messages and post-call notifications.
  • Enhanced support for Yahoo! IMAP email.
  • Updated Slacker application.
  • Attach files larger than 5 MB.
  • Updated COX POP3 email settings.
  • Play YouTube videos in YouTube application.
  • Seamlessly switch between portrait and landscape views in Google Maps.
  • Updated Comcast POP3 email settings.
  • Search key and other buttons displayed in correct order.

Enhancements:

  • Preinstalled V CAST Apps lets users purchase applications directly from their devices and bill them to a Verizon Wireless account.

Source: Verizon

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  • http://Website Mark

    *Barf*.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      What’s wrong with a 2nd app store that is trying to offer a better experience to the users? Verizon customers are not going to lose the Android Market. They are gaining a new service to help discover even more great apps.

      • http://Website Rich

        And more carrier bloatware. Any idea if this is removable via root?

      • http://Website Gee

        Wait until Verizon poaches developers or entice them to sign exclusivity deals that prevent them from being in the Android Market.

  • http://Website James

    I’ll remain unimpressed until they figure out how to allow the phone to connect to networks with non-broadcasted SSIDs. Just about every other device will do it…just not Android phones. I don’t care much about the rest of that. Lame.

  • http://Website Sean

    I love my Incredible, but I’m growing resentful of Verizon. When Verizon started carrying Android phones I was very reluctant to even consider the extra $30 data charge to get a phone that Verizon would most definitely nickel and dime us for. My plan was to jump ship and get an iPhone. After doing some research on AT&T, I came to the conclusion that they were a step backwards. I waited for the first wave of Droids and payed close attention to what people were saying. Could it be? Is Verizon keeping their filthy, money grubbing hands out of the market? Well, I purchased the Eris (cheap with upgrade) and sure enough, wonderful! Third party apps with no interference from Verizon. My phone sucked but the Android as a whole was AWESOME! Way better than iPhone. I bought the Incredible and everything is going grand until OTA 2.2 FROYO update. The tethering app sucks. They charge air time for every device that is tethered. The navigation app. I already have one (better than theirs BTW). Why would they give me an app that costs money that’s inferior to my free one? The worst part is that they slid these into the system platform and they can’t be deleted. Now the most recent system update includes the V Cast app. I understand that you don’t have to use these apps, but that’s not my point. It’s embarrassing. The interface of this app is horrible. I’m not sure who designs this stuff, J-U-N-K. Why would I pay monthly for V cast apps that are identical to the lame crap that was on my phone before the smartphones? All I’m saying is that if these bone heads don’t stop harassing us, and start listening to what we want (or don’t want), they’re eventually going to have a lot of people jumping ship. Remember Verizon, there is always something better waiting around the corner. You’ve got our money and contracts, leave us the F alone!

  • http://Website EPONEALJR

    Why is My mobile not eligiblable for this app.Give approval or permission!Thx’s

  • http://Website EPONEALJR

    Why is my mobile ineligible for this app.Give approval or permission.Thx’s

  1. MarkGuest 5 years ago

    *Barf*.

    • What’s wrong with a 2nd app store that is trying to offer a better experience to the users? Verizon customers are not going to lose the Android Market. They are gaining a new service to help discover even more great apps.

      • RichGuest 5 years ago

        And more carrier bloatware. Any idea if this is removable via root?

      • GeeGuest 5 years ago

        Wait until Verizon poaches developers or entice them to sign exclusivity deals that prevent them from being in the Android Market.

  2. JamesGuest 5 years ago

    I’ll remain unimpressed until they figure out how to allow the phone to connect to networks with non-broadcasted SSIDs. Just about every other device will do it…just not Android phones. I don’t care much about the rest of that. Lame.

  3. SeanGuest 5 years ago

    I love my Incredible, but I’m growing resentful of Verizon. When Verizon started carrying Android phones I was very reluctant to even consider the extra $30 data charge to get a phone that Verizon would most definitely nickel and dime us for. My plan was to jump ship and get an iPhone. After doing some research on AT&T, I came to the conclusion that they were a step backwards. I waited for the first wave of Droids and payed close attention to what people were saying. Could it be? Is Verizon keeping their filthy, money grubbing hands out of the market? Well, I purchased the Eris (cheap with upgrade) and sure enough, wonderful! Third party apps with no interference from Verizon. My phone sucked but the Android as a whole was AWESOME! Way better than iPhone. I bought the Incredible and everything is going grand until OTA 2.2 FROYO update. The tethering app sucks. They charge air time for every device that is tethered. The navigation app. I already have one (better than theirs BTW). Why would they give me an app that costs money that’s inferior to my free one? The worst part is that they slid these into the system platform and they can’t be deleted. Now the most recent system update includes the V Cast app. I understand that you don’t have to use these apps, but that’s not my point. It’s embarrassing. The interface of this app is horrible. I’m not sure who designs this stuff, J-U-N-K. Why would I pay monthly for V cast apps that are identical to the lame crap that was on my phone before the smartphones? All I’m saying is that if these bone heads don’t stop harassing us, and start listening to what we want (or don’t want), they’re eventually going to have a lot of people jumping ship. Remember Verizon, there is always something better waiting around the corner. You’ve got our money and contracts, leave us the F alone!

  4. EPONEALJRGuest 4 years ago

    Why is My mobile not eligiblable for this app.Give approval or permission!Thx’s

  5. EPONEALJRGuest 4 years ago

    Why is my mobile ineligible for this app.Give approval or permission.Thx’s