Here’s some good news if you’re in one of the many European DEAD ZONES where Google has yet to launch official access to the Android Market – Vodafone is launching its own app-selling shop front to sell Android apps to its customers.
The Vodafone “Android App Shop” is slated to arrive in The Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK this June, and will be part of Vodafone’s 360 package on some new Android phones.
Here’s a bit more info from a Vodafone presentation:
It’s believed Vodafone and German company Arvato, which will be managing the store, are already tapping up Android Market developers with a view to having them publish their apps on this new and entirely separate way to purchase Android apps.
Link via numerous places – we found the story on MobileEntertainment, followed it to MobileGamesBlog, then nicked the image from AndroidPlanet. Apologies and thanks to everyone involved. We couldn’t do it without you. It’s a team effort, etc etc.