30 Free Android Apps on Amazon Appstore

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

Android device owners looking to score a slew of free Android apps should check out the Amazon Appstore, where some 30 applications that are worth a combined $155.71 are available right now as free of charge downloads. More →

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Amazon Appstore Selection Triples

Amazon wants to take on Apple’s App Store and Google Play

By on June 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Amazon wants to take on Apple’s App Store and Google Play

After some very revealing leaks earlier in the year, Amazon is now just days away from unveiling its one-of-a-kind 3D smartphone and the online retailer is already looking for ways to convert customers in a very crowded market. Amazon published a press release on Monday announcing that the Amazon Appstore now contains over 240,000 apps, tripling its content over the past year. Amazon’s digital currency, Amazon Coins, have also been hugely popular with games and services in the Appstore. More →

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$40 Amazon Appstore Music Giveaway

Android users: Amazon is giving away $40 worth of awesome apps for free

By on April 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Android users: Amazon is giving away $40 worth of awesome apps for free

Amazon has a new special Appstore promotion, part of its Free App of the Day program, giving away 12 music apps worth more than $40 for free. The Amazon Appstore Music bundle includes apps that regularly sell for anywhere from $0.99 to $10.99 and can be downloaded immediately on compatible devices. More →

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Free Amazon Appstore Android Apps Deal

Amazon is offering huge deals on Android apps

By on March 21, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Amazon is offering huge deals on Android apps

In celebration of the Amazon Appstore’s third birthday, the giant retailer is offering users huge deal son apps, giving away $50 worth of Android apps for free for two days only, AndroidGuys reports. The 16 apps, which regularly retail for anywhere from $0.99 to $12.99, will be available free of charge to users starting Friday, March 21st through Saturday, March 22nd. More →

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Apple Amazon Appstore Settlement Talks

Judge tells Amazon and Apple to resolve Appstore trademark dispute before trial

By on January 16, 2013 at 1:35 PM.

Judge tells Amazon and Apple to resolve Appstore trademark dispute before trial

The judge presiding over Apple’s (AAPL) trademark infringement lawsuit against Amazon (AMZN) has told both parties to resolve the issue prior to their scheduled court appearance set to take place later this year. Apple filed a complaint last year claiming that Amazon’s Appstore infringed upon on the company’s “App Store” trademark. Amazon the called the allegations baseless and argued that because the term is generic, Apple has no case. Earlier this month, the judge partially dismissed the case, ruling that Apple cannot bring a false advertising claim against Amazon. More →

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Amazon Appstore Downloads

Amazon’s Android Appstore explodes, downloads increase 500% over last year

By on December 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM.

Amazon’s Android Appstore explodes, downloads increase 500% over last year

Amazon’s (AMZN) Appstore is on fire. While the marketplace may not boost as many apps as Google’s (GOOG) Play Store, it has seen substantial growth in the past year. In fact, the company announced on Thursday that its Appstore has seen downloads increase more than 500% since last year. Amazon also revealed that the number of developers utilizing in-app purchasing doubled in the third quarter and that 23 of the top 25 grossing apps now incorporate the technology. More →

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Amazon announces European Appstore, coming this summer

By on June 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM.

Amazon announces European Appstore, coming this summer

Amazon Appstore European Launch

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has begun to accept app submissions from developers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain for distribution in its Appstore for Android later this year. Amazon’s Appstore in the U.S. is home to “tens of thousands of apps and games” and has seen great success in just one year. “We are thrilled at the success our developers have experienced on the Amazon platform in the last year,” said Jim Adkins, Vice President of the Amazon Appstore. “Some developers have seen revenue double since the launch of In-App Purchasing. We’re excited to open the door to even more opportunity by expanding app sales outside the U.S. We see tremendous potential for current developers in our distribution program to grow with the international expansion. We also encourage new developers to join and participate in the platform’s growth.” The Appstore is expected to launch in select European countries later this summer. Amazon’s press release follows below. More →

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Amazon Appstore coming to Europe this summer, Kindle Fire may follow

By on June 13, 2012 at 2:00 AM.

Amazon Appstore coming to Europe this summer, Kindle Fire may follow

Amazon Appstore European Launch

Amazon’s Appstore for Android is reportedly nearing a European launch, marking the first time the store will be available outside the United States, according to AllThingsD. Some time next week, the Internet giant will announce that it will begin accepting submissions from developers in the near future, with the store expected to go live later this summer. Similar to the Appstore, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is also only available in the U.S., however the report indicates that the Seattle-based company could soon offer the device overseas. Amazon’s tablet saw an explosive debut quarter, capturing almost 14% of the U.S. tablet market, but since then sales have begun to fizzle and the company may be looking to offer the slate to a wider audience. Amazon launched its Appstore in the U.S. in March of last year, almost eight months before the Kindle Fire went on sale. The timetable for a possible European Fire launch is unknown. More →

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Amazon Appstore now allows Android users to Test Drive apps

By on May 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM.

Amazon Appstore now allows Android users to Test Drive apps

Amazon Appstore Test Drvie

The Amazon Appstore was updated on Monday to include the company’s popular Test Drive feature on Android devices. The retail giant previously allowed users to test apps using desktop browsers prior to purchasing them, but now trials can be tested on devices. “Today we begin the beta rollout of Test Drive on Android phones,” Amazon said. “Now customers can instantly try apps on their phone — where a majority of app purchases take place — without downloading or installing anything.” The Test Drive feature is currently available on more than 5,000 apps and is compatible with select Android handsets, however Amazon promises the feature will be rolled out to “many more” devices in the coming months. More →

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Amazon announces In-App Purchasing to take on Apple, Google [video]

By on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM.

Amazon announces In-App Purchasing to take on Apple, Google [video]

Amazon on Tuesday announced a new mechanism that will facilitate in-app purchases within mobile applications available for download in the Amazon Appstore. Much like the services currently offered in iOS apps by Apple, in BlackBerry apps by RIM and in Android apps by Google, Amazon’s new system will allow developers to sell additional content, level packs, new features and more from within their apps. “Amazon Appstore’s In-App Purchasing service enables developers to generate more revenue from their apps,” Amazon Appstore director Aaron Rubenson said in a statement. “In-App Purchasing is simple to integrate and gives developers access to millions of Amazon customers who are already familiar with Amazon’s 1-Click payment system. Many of Amazon Appstore’s customers have shopped with Amazon before and they trust Amazon’s easy payment process, which leads to higher conversion of developers’ in-app content and subscriptions.” Amazon’s press release follows below, along with a video detailing the new service. More →

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Amazon Appstore apps earn three times more than Google Play apps; Apple still No. 1

By on March 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM.

Amazon Appstore apps earn three times more than Google Play apps; Apple still No. 1

Earlier this month, Apple crossed a record 25 billion downloads from more than 550,000 available apps, while Google in December surpassed 10 billion downloads from 400,000 available apps. Analytics firm Flurry on Friday announced the results of a new study that examined various mobile app markets, and interestingly enough, the study found that apps in Amazon’s competing Android Appstore earns three times more revenue than those within Google’s own marketplace. Apple’s App Store took in the most revenue, with the Amazon Appstore earning 89% of the revenue Apple did and Google’s Play marketplace making just 23%. “Another way to interpret the results is that for every $1.00 an app generates in the iTunes App Store, it generates $0.89 in the Amazon Appstore and $0.23 in Google Play,” Flurry analysts wrote in their report. “These results mirror those of a similar analysis conducted by Flurry last December, where we found for every $1.00 generated in the iTunes App Store, developers generated $0.24 in the Android Market.” The statistics come from 11 million daily active users of top-ranked applications available on iOS and Android over a 45-day period between mid-January through the end of February. More →

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Angry Birds Space now available for $0.99 [video]

By on March 22, 2012 at 8:40 AM.

Angry Birds Space now available for $0.99 [video]

Rovio on Thursday released Angry Birds Space for iOS and Android devices, as well as OS X and Windows PCs. In the fourth major Birds release, users will get to fling birds on zero-gravity planets while utilizing new gameplay features such as slow-motion and lightspeed destruction. “This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does.” Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 in the App Store on the iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 on the iPad. The Mac version is available for $4.99 in the Mac App Store. The game is available for Android devices for free with advertisements in the Google Play marketplace, with an ad-free versions available for $0.99 and an HD version for Android tablets available for $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore. Read on for a video and Rovio’s press release. More →

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Amazon’s Android app store celebrates one year and 31,000 apps

By on March 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM.

Amazon’s Android app store celebrates one year and 31,000 apps

Amazon on Thursday announced that its mobile marketplace, the Amazon Appstore, is celebrating its first birthday. The company is kicking of its celebration with a week of deals on some of its most popular apps. “Customers have used the Amazon Appstore to test drive and buy millions of apps and games for their Kindle Fire and other Android devices in the first year alone,” said Aaron Rubenson, director of Amazon Appstore for Android. “To thank customers for shopping with us, we worked closely with our developers to offer special discounts on some of the most popular apps all week long.” Amazon’s selection of Android apps has grown nearly eight-fold since it launched last year, from 4,000 apps to over 31,000. In its first year, the most downloaded paid app was Cut the Rope, followed by Angry Birds and Where’s My Water. The most downloaded free app was Angry Birds Free Edition, followed by Netflix and Solitaire by MobilityWare. Read on for Amazon’s press release. More →

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