July 26, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Sprint has decided to make it easier for Android users to discover apps that the carrier would like to recommend. When subscribers open the Android Market, the third tab that once revealed previous apps that users downloaded now includes a list of Sprint-recommended applications.
As Phandroid notes, this move follows T-Mobile and Verizon’s lead, as both carriers have already added their top app suggestions to the market. Sprint has opted to highlight apps like Fring, Twidroyd, Foursquare, Pandora, and several others that are already among Android’s most popular. There’s really no app discovery going on in that regard because Google commonly puts these apps in the featured category or at the top of their respective sections. However, this is likely to benefit new users visiting the Android Market for the first time.
The change seems to take place automatically without users having to do anything. I haven’t updated anything and it’s there on my EVO, so it should be rolling out to users now. Anyone wishing to get back to their download page must now press Menu > Downloads.