Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Xbox SmartGlass app for the Kindle Fire. The app is available by way of the Amazon Appstore and brings compatibility for Android 4.0 or later. Basically, that is to say the Xbox SmartGlass is available for the newer model Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately, this means those with a first-generation Kindle Fire will be left out as that model is still running a build based on Android 2.3.
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Amazon has officially announced the upcoming availability of another virtual currency, Amazon Coins. These are set to arrive in May and will be available for those using a Kindle Fire. The coins will allow Kindle Fire users to purchase virtual items such as apps and games. The Amazon Coins will also be available to use towards in-app purchases.
early January we saw an update for the case that had Apple going after Amazon for the use of the term app store. At that time US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled that there was no false advertising on the part of Amazon. Simply put, the judge dismissed the false advertising claim, however it left open the trademark claim.
Amazon launched their Appstore back in March of 2011 and shortly after, Apple came forward with claims of false advertising. According to Apple, people could end up being confused between the Amazon Appstore and their App Store. And well, previous history aside, it looks like Amazon has taken a small victory in this case.
Amazon's Appstore is posting massive growth this year. A large reason for this large success is due to the popularity of the its Kindle Fire line of tablets, which do not have access to Google Play, so the Amazon Appstore is their only option. Amazon also has great developer features that are helping to spur the large growth.
Android apps, there aren't many companies that give the Google Play Store a run for it's money, but Amazon sure is trying. The Amazon Appstore comes pre-installed on a lot of the phones we review here at Android Community, and it's the only app store Amazon allows on its line of Kindle Fire devices, despite the fact that they're all based on Android. Today, Amazon announced that Appstore downloads have grown by 500% in the past year, which is an absurdly huge number.
we reported that Amazon's AppStore was now available in Japan, but before being pushed to other regions they also issued a quick software update fixing a few bugs and improving the user interface. This week Amazon updated their 3rd party Android Appstore to terminate a few bugs, as well as solve the Android 4.2 multi-user login problem.
Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan. The new store will give Japanese Android users a change at even more apps for their Kindle devices, as well as all Android smartphones and tablets.
Lots of apps. In addition to announcing major partnerships with Netflix and a myriad of app developers, Amazon has updated the generic Appstore program, giving the user interface some spit and polish before the Fire's release later this month. You can download the new version now.