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Free App at Amazon: Collapse

Today's free app of the day at the Amazon App Store for Android is Collapse. Originally released as a PC game by Real Networks, Collapse is an intense spin on block clearing games. The game also adds a role playing flavor to it. Users can play seven quick game modes including Classic, Relapse, Strategy, Puzzle, Panic Attack, Continuous, and Countdown. There's also a play quest mode.

Droid Incredible blowing out for a Penny at Amazon

Amazon is blowing out their inventory of HTC Droid Incredible phones for .01 with a two year deal. The sale is obviously to make some room since, as we reported today, the Droid Incredible 2 will be hitting the portal on Thursday. Now sure, users looking for a new phone may not mind laying out $199 for the latest Incredible 2. But considering it's essentially using the same processor and comes with a $25 app credit from Amazon, how can you complain?

Amazon promotes Android with app money

Amazon is joining forces with Verizon to offer $25 to spend in the Amazon App Store for Android with the purchase of a Verizon Android Device. The promotion begins tomorrow and will run all week. The offer is valid only on Verizon phones including the HTC Thunderbolt, which Amazon recently dropped to $129.99 with a two year deal. The promotion will certainly drive traffic to it's new AppStore but will also give a boost to Amazon's Wireless portal and the Verizon 4G phone which has been cut in price more than once.

Android App Downloads pass 3 Billion

In it's first quarter 2011 earnings call, Google let it be known that over three billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market since it opened. The tally reflects a 50% increase in Android app downloads since the last quarter of 2010. Google didn't go into details over what apps had been downloaded multiple times, meaning that the tally could be reflecting a percentage of apps that have been re-downloaded to replace and app that had been deleted. But even with that possibility, it's still an impressive tall.

Amazon clears the air on their AppStore Developer Agreement

There seems to have been a bit of confusion over details in the Amazon AppStore Developer Agreement. There was apparently two different versions, one in PDF and one in text, and the plaint text version was an old version from before last November. Amazon had altered the ADA then, to reflect a definition of list price in the store. That likely means the some lazy intern forgot the post the new text file and confusion reigned. It's now been fixed.

Angry Birds Seasons Easter coming soon [Pics]

For all you bird lovers, or pig haters it looks like the wonderful developers of Angry Birds are about to push out yet again another Seasons update. This is Angry Birds Seasons Easter. The Easter update will bring 15 levels of little pigglets wearing bunny ears, with candy, and eggs all around for you to collect and enjoy.

Amazon’s Free App of the Day: Pew Pew 2

I may be dating myself here, but I remember back "in the day" when video games had vector graphics. Cool colorful wire-frame drawings were the cutting edge on games like Asteroids, Battlezone, and Tempest ate many a quarter out of my pocket. So, the nostalgia of Amazon's Free App of the day today really takes me back with Pew Pew 2. Complete with Arcade style design, Pew Pew 2 offers a great retro look with seven different game modes, all in one mobile package.

Premium edition of Angry Birds Seasons free today on Amazon AppStore

Every day, the Amazon AppStore for Android is offering a free premium app to encourage a return to the AppStore more often. And today it's Angry Birds Seasons Ad-Free edition by Rovio Mobile. The app is free for all Amazon account holders in the US and customizes Rovio's insanely successful game with holiday themes. Currently, themes include Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and St Patrick’s Day. This premium version comes without any ads and is available free for one day only.

GameLoft to distribute games through Amazon [Updated]

GameLoft has announced that they've hitched their wagon to the Amazon AppStore for Android and will be distributing their games. Citing security and piracy concerns, GameLoft stated that they want their users to be confident that the games they download aren't being co-opted with malware, which has afflicted the Android Marketplace lately. Additionally, GameLoft stated DRM as another reason to go with Amazon as a distribution partner. Considering that Amazon will be putting strict controls and must approve every app for listing is a compelling and attractive reason, but let's not forget the large pond that Amazon enjoys. Although not as large as the Android Marketplace, the online portal has launched with over 3,800 titles out of the box, its one-click eco system makes purchasing apps both secure and easy.
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