Do we need the Amazon Appstore for Android?
1. Egraves (unregistered)
its also cool that you can download/buy the free app of the day without actually installing it on your device. you you can have all the paid apps and if you don't use them so be it keep them connected to your account.
2. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
No, we don't need it. And the fact that the downloaded apps won't work if you delete the Amazon app makes it even less appealing to me.
3. Rotate (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
we need it, the daily giveaways are great, and it's great that the apps i have, doesn't vanish from my account when I change roms, as it does on the Android Market, which is pretty lame...
4. alc (Posts: 17; Member since: 19 May 2010)
do we 'need' it? maybe not. but why not have it? Competition and choice is always a good thing for consumers. Android was built on that premise.
5. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
I do love how it saves your apps to the cloud better than the Android Market does. That way, if you flash or get a new phone it is really easy to redownoad the apps you want. Amazon app store ftw!
6. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Yes, we do need it.
It's the only app store I'll trust with my credit card information....if Anonymous can't hurt em, I feel pretty good!
8. Murfpass (unregistered)
The downside, (WHICH REALLY SUCKS) is that when you change to a new phone, all those paid apps that you got, don't get transferred to the new phone. So you have to buy them again. I signed into my amazon account on my new phone and it says I have no games or apps (I had about 10 before I got a new phone). So no. It's really not worth getting stuff on the Amazon App Store as opposed to the Android Market
9. ECPirate (unregistered)
I did not have that problem. I recently upgraded to the EVO 3D and when I downloaded the Amazon Appstore again, all of my previous downloads (even the free app of the day ones) were there waiting for me and I downloaded them again for free. Sorry you had problems.
10. michael95gt (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
I don't know what network you're on(or if it's an issue) but I'm with AT&T and I just switched from a DELL Streak to an HTC Inspire 4G and after installing the Amazon App and signing in all my apps were there ready to install..
12. Rotate (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
sorry to hear your news...
i had my device name in appstore as Lge p990, but when I changed rom on my LG Optimus 2x, and reinstalled the appstore, it was shown as Lge p990 (1), so it was shown as a different device, although, all my apps were there, and I could install them as they were, for free, because they were already paid for in the past...
and this is the best feature of the Amazon Appstore, because the Android Market quickly forgets your apps after you change a rom, or buy a new phone...
13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6979; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
NO. Cause I try downloading the Amazon store APP cause one thing is. I try to get the new app few months ago Angry Birds RIO it didn't work foreclose uninstalled.
14. Rotate (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
so you hate the appstore, because of one single app, which wasn't even made by the appstore? you can't be serious...
15. Feras (unregistered)
I think the apps I have downloaded from the appstore have messed up my device. Almost all of the applications ask for freaky permissions. I nearly lost half of my contacts for no reason! My advice is that you read the permissions carefully before installing an app downloaded from the appstore. And if there was anything suspicious, don't risk it.