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Is a CyanogenMod proprietary app store coming our way in the near future?

With a loyal following numbering north of a million users, there is no doubt that CyanogenMod is among the premier aftermarket Android ROMs out there. One of the latest ideas regarding the future of the project is likely to make it even more attractive as it involves a proprietary store for root apps.

According to the CyanogeMod team member Koush, a proprietary app store would enable the CM team to take a small cut from developers who showcase their apps there, which will be used for paying for server and hardware maintenance. The latter have grown significantly with the project’s rapid expansion.

The apps included in the store will include “one click root apps, emulators, tether apps, Visual Voicemail apps, and more.” In a nutshell, the apps which are less than welcome in Google’s own Android Market might end up getting a shiny new home – a mighty good idea for their respective developers.

What do you think? Would you embrace the idea of a CyanogenMod proprietary app store? Drop us a line in the comments section below.



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