Amazon Appstore for Android goes live

By on March 23, 2011 at 12:07 AM.

Amazon Appstore for Android goes live

Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of its new on-device and Web-based Android application hub, the Amazon Appstore. As a direct rival to Google’s own Android Market, the Amazon Appstore features a wide range of Android games and applications. Amazon is also touting the exclusive availability of Rovio’s new app, Angry Birds Rio. Free for a limited time, Angry Birds Rio is Rovio’s latest game for the Android platform and it features all new levels with the same great characters we know and love. “The Android platform’s openness provides a great opportunity to reach new customers,” said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer the Angry Birds suite of Android games using the easy and trusted shopping experience that Amazon is known for.” The Amazon Appstore is available immediately on Android devices as a downloadable app and on the Web, accessible from any Web browser. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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Amazon’s Android Appstore may launch March 22

By on March 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM.

Amazon’s Android Appstore may launch March 22

Amazon’s new Appstore for Android devices could launch as soon as next Tuesday, March 22, according to sources speaking to Wired. Amazon publicly announced that it would be competing with Google’s Android Market back in January, and in an effort to draw users to its site, the company has plans to offer exclusive titles such as Angry Birds Rio. Wired’s source also suggested that users will be able to download apps not only from the web, but also from a mobile application. Just two days ago shots of the Appstore in action leaked, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see this launch date rumor come to fruition. More →

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