Amazon Launches Its Android App Store


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Amazon‘s Android app store has launched!Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s launching with 3,800 applications from many developers, and includes many games, including two exclusives from Angry Birds maker Rovio. 
  • Like Apple and unlike Google, Amazon will be reviewing apps before putting them on the store.
  • Unlike Apple and Google, but like retailers, Amazon will be setting the price for the apps. Developers can suggest a retail price. Developers get 70% of the price or 20% of their suggested price, whichever is higher.
  • You can test-drive apps inside your browser. Amazon’s app store website lets you test out the apps before buying apps via a Flash interface.
  • The store will have a “free app of the day” promotion. Each day Amazon will pick a premium app and feature it as a free app of the day. 

(Via TheNextWeb and TechCrunch)


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