Apple’s lawsuit was not enough to hold up the launch of the Amazon Appstore. The store went live earlier today and it already houses more apps than I can count. The Amazon Appstore only supports Android devices in the United States at this time. AT&T Android phones will not be able to download apps from the Amazon Appstore yet. This functionality will be coming soon and you can sign up for an email alert if you want to be notified when the service goes live for AT&T.
The Amazon Appstore managed to grab exclusive distribution rights for Angry Birds Rio for Android. This is the only place where Angry Birds Rio is available for Android devices. Angry Birds Rio is currently free for today only. It will cost $0.99 on Wednesday. The game is also available in the Apple App Store for $0.99. A free version is in the Apple App Store as well.
The Amazon Appstore isn’t something that you can start utilizing right away. Before you can download anything, you must download the Amazon Appstore application. This app has to be downloaded through Amazon. You must enable your Android device to accept the installation of non-Android Market applications. You then have to sign in to the app to download the things you want.
The whole process may be a tad complicated for users who aren’t quite tech savvy. We’ve put together a video explaining what you’ll need to do to get Amazon Appstore apps running on your Android device.
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