Amazon launches Android Appstore and gives away Angry Birds Rio free

A lawsuit from Apple didn’t stop Amazon from launching their Android app store. Earlier today, Amazon went ahead and launched its own Android version of the Android Market called the Amazon Appstore.

In order to entice users to download and use the new Amazon Appstore, they will be offering one free paid app per day for a number of days. On day one, early adopters of the Amazon Appstore will get a free copy of Angry Birds Rio.

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, decided to launch Angry Birds Rio exclusively on the Amazon Appstore. After day one, this app will cost you $.99. So if you’re an Angry Birds addict, you should definitely sign up for the Amazon Appstore and download your free copy.

The Amazon Appstore launched with a total of about 3,800 applications for you to download and enjoy. You can buy apps from the Amazon Appstore directly from their Android application (which you can sideload), or directly from Amazon’s site. If you choose to shop through the web interface, you can even try out apps before you buy, which is a great thing.

To access the Appstore from your computer, visit www.amazon.com/appstore from your favorite web browser. If you’d like to browse directly from your Android device, you can download the Appstore app here.

via All Things Digital, Engadget

Source: Amazon Appstore, Amazon Appstore download

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

  • Chuck Lewis

    So why when I download this app per your link above does my phone say it’s an app from an untrusted source and can’t be installed?

    Thanks and no offense,

    Chuck

  • Chuck, you’re getting that message because the Amazon AppStore app isn’t available on the Android Market. You also have to allow your phone to install apps from outside of the Android Market.

    To do that, go to settings > applications > and check the “unknown sources” box. This will allow you to install the Amazon AppStore app.

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