Amazon Appstore offers app test drives on your computer

March 28, 2011
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Amazon launched its Appstore not too long ago and Apple might not be happy about it, but I think most Android fans are very excited about the new store. Amazon has a really cool feature that it offers to let you play some of the games on the Appstore before you bother downloading them or paying for them.

The feature allows you to test drive some of the apps right on your computer inside a virtual Android smartphone. It appears that you get about 30 minutes of playtime per game before you are cut off. Naturally, the mechanics of the games are different using a faux Android device and your mouse, but you can certainly tell if you like the game play enough to squander you cash on it.

Right now, there are about 20 apps on the test drive program. There are all sorts of apps too from games to news apps and more. You can hop over to Amazon and take the apps for a spin right now.


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  • Mooseskinner

    It needs an uninstaller.

  • Mooseskinner

    It needs an uninstaller.

  • Honeycomb_FTW

    It’s a cool idea but still won’t tell you if that app will actually work on your device or not which is THE big issue.