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Amazon Appstore exposed by a lucky guess

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Amazon Appstore exposed by a lucky guess
Human curiosity can lead to surprising discoveries once in a while. Apparently, somebody was fiddling around with Amazon's URL and decided to type amazon.com/apps in their browser's address bar. Interestingly enough, that lucky guess is what took them to a crude version of the retailer's upcoming online application store for Android devices – the Amazon Appstore.

The Amazon Appstore was spotted to be live, probably for testing purposes, yet it appeared neither finished nor functional at that time. Unfortunately, only two days after the revealing discovery, the page was made inactive, but while it was there it pretty much gave a general idea of what Amazon's software marketplace may have to offer once it is launched.

What may turn out to be a great advantage for Amazon is the fact that when compared to their Android Market counterparts, some of the apps may have a lower price tag attached to them. Only about 50 applications, among which a handful of exclusive video game titles, were listed for the time when the Amazon Appstore was exposed, yet we are expecting that number to grow rapidly after the marketplace's debut.

source: Android News via GSMArena

Amazon Appstore exposed by a lucky guess


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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 15:32 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I can't wait! God I hate using the android market!!! Probably the worst part of my nexus 1. I hope app quality will be a hell of a lot better. Maybe an actual review process to make sure there aren't so many craptacular apps. Either way...I'm waiting.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 20:02 1

2. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Don't let the fandroids see this post. They'll freak out if you say anything is less than perfect on android.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:17

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


dude you sure are some hatter aren't you?

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:16 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This will probably be another market with android apps on it (that are on the original market) it may come out with some sales and offers (witch is good) but they may be some crappy apps in the end...

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