New Android app store coming courtesy of Amazon?

New Android app store coming courtesy of Amazon?
According to reports, Amazon is planning on making a splash in the mobile world by launching their own app store for Android devices.

Amazon is a retail force around the globe, so an app store that bears their name and utilizes their widely used payment system would be a serious revenue stream for them. Also, an app store from Amazon would avoid copyright violations in regards to licensed products, because they would operate in a more restrictive manner.

Amazon has apparently reached out to developers but there is no word on when they plan on getting the ball rolling for this project. There is no public timetable, but coupling an app store with their already existent music store on Android devices would be a big step for Amazon on mobile phones.

What do you think about a more restricted app store? Do you think this could mean higher quality applications, and much better organization? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: TechCrunch via Into Mobile



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4 Comments

1. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Amazon coming out with an app store, Verizon coming out with an app store, how many app stores do we really need for Android?

3. ihateapple unregistered

As many as possible! Competition keeps things cheap! Why are you b*tching about choice? You must own an iPhone...

2. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I don't see why we even need more than 1? The google app market has pretty much everything, and while there's way more than one could find, most people research their apps before they download them anyways. I only occasionally go browsing for new apps at random, and I'm much more likely to look online first. Not that I count for the majority population, but I work at a Verizon store, I get a pretty good exposure to people's app habits...

4. ihateapple unregistered

See above...

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