Amazon Appstore for Android launched today

Earlier today Amazon officially launched their Appstore for Android. The store will feature apps that have been given Amazon’s seal of approval which we hope means that it will be free of all the crapware that plagues the Android Market.

Amazon will be giving away a free app every day and to mark the launch they’ve managed to bag the brand new Angry Birds Rio as an exclusive and are making it available gratis. The only catch is that purchases are currently limited to US users only. I managed to download the Appstore by signing up via the above link but was left disappointed when I tried to download the game.


The actual store itself is fairly nice to browse. We’ll bring you a more considered opinion when we’ve had the chance to have a good look around. There are roughly 4000 apps at launch which I’m sure will grow exponentially over time.

Let us know what you think once you’ve had a browse!

 

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  • Waynehardy66

    I too downloaded the amazon app to try and get the new angry birds and was disappointed for a different reason. I had to enter my credit card details before I could download anything, even a free app! Wasnt prepared to do that so uninstalled fairly rapidly

  • Tacheeze

    It seems to be a general area of frustration, see http://www.amazon.co.uk/tag/deals/forum?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1DEIHNWYF5SA9&cdThread=Tx3F56GDZKQ6MVN

    it is annoying, especially, which I did not realise, they had placed an advert in the Metro

  • my opinion about android is not very high. sorry, but it is so. as a person who has the simpliestphone which was ever made i don’t get why do we need to pt onto our phones so many applications. mobile phone is a device with the help of which we can recieve calls and make our own calls. and that is it. games and internet should be in some other devices cause they simply have nothing to do with any kind of phone!

    • Nob

      and you are posting THIS on a smartphone website in order to try and drive traffic to YOUR website? Yeah, good luck with that. lol