As rumored, the Amazon App Store went online earlier this morning with 3800 titles being offered to start off with. Not too bad for its first day!
The big draw for many people will be the introduction of Angry Birds Rio, which will be free for only 24 hours before the price goes up to 99 cents. While it’s still not very expensive anyway, you definitely want to take advantage of this deal while you can!
Amazon’s Store is supported by big-name developers such as Gameloft, Glu Mobile, and Handmark, and I’m sure there will be an exponential increase in the number of apps available on Amazon.
How it works: enter your phone number or email address in the box on the right-hand side of the page of the specific app you want to download. The APK link will be sent to either that number or address, and you can access the link from there to get it installed on your phone. Just make sure you go into your application settings and checkmark the box that says you’re okay with allowing third-party apps to be downloaded onto your phone.
One piece of sad news for AT&T Android users, though: since Amazon is technically third-party software, you won’t be able to purchase any apps on your phone from Amazon. Hopefully Amazon and AT&T are having discussions on how to get around this particular roadblock, but until further notice, don’t be upset when your app doesn’t get downloaded.
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