Apps banned from the Android Market could find a new home as part of a proposed store by Koushik Dutta, a member of the CyanogenMod development team.
Emulators, tethering and visual voicemails apps could all be available for download outside the reach of Google’s developer restrictions providing a haven for rooted Android devices.
According to Dutta,the Cyanogen Mod App Store would be bundled as part of CyanogenMod’s software download with proceeds from any sales used to further fund the development project.
At present the App Store appears to be at a very early stage in its build, with a post on Google+ displaying a rough and ready submission page for the Android Market rival. Options are included to charge for an app, release it for free and set the language it is listed in.
While the idea of an Android Market for banned apps is an exciting one in theory, it remains to be seen how CyanogenMod developers will be able to post copyrighted material through emulators and the like without finding themselves in legal hot water.
For all the news on how the Cyanogen App Store develops stay tuned to Life Of Android. In the meantime, check out our guide to rooting your Android smartphone.