05
May
samsung infuse 4g mobile

It's shaping up to be quite a day for AT&T users, isn't it? First the Infuse 4G announcement, and now even bigger news: it appears that the aforementioned device also allows apps to be sideloaded! As you may remember, AT&T has blocked sideloading since its first Android device - the Motorola Backflip. Sure, there have been ways around that restriction, but it's a simple service that all Android users should be allowed to enjoy.

According Phillip Berne, the Infuse 4G that he has in hand does indeed allow apps to be sideloaded. This is really great news for AT&T users across the board, as maybe the tides have finally turned and all users will be able to enjoy the little things in life - like the Amazon Appstore and its free premium app of the day.

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Let's all just hope that this will remain true when the Infuse hits the masses on May 15th. Perhaps AT&T has finally seen the error of its ways.

Thanks @Det_Conan_Kudo [1] [2]!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Coldman

    We'll see if it changes for all handsets or not, but it's about time damnit.

  • Matt

    I remember a lot of the test Inspires had side-loading enabled as well. If this is a test model then it could just be the same tease.

  • Grayson

    Looks like AT&T is gonna be a real Android carrier now. HSUPA and sideloading FTW!

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