Originally Posted by xson
it seems LG got its own
they don't have their own marketplace, but MS has allowed for manufacturers and carriers to have their own section within the marketplace. The idea is that companies such as LG can get exclusive content to help them push their phones. This also means that those with an LG phone will still be able to access the general market place, which is a great idea.
Let me draw a comparison... I've heard that Amazon are looking into starting their own market place for Android, meaning that all phones sold through Amazon will have the Amazon market place instead of Google's. What does this mean? Only apps submitted to the Amazon market place will come up on those phones, not the ones in Google's. This is the downfall of separate market places is that developers have to spend more time making sure their applications meet all the different market place conditions, unlike WP where they submit to one place, but don't neglect individuality for the manufacturers/carriers.