Amazon Appstore

Amazon Appstore 2.0 brings UI refinements ahead of Kindle Fire launch

With the upcoming November 15th launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Amazon wants you to know that it's got apps. 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.

Amazon announces “thousands of apps” for the Kindle Fire

We always assumed that all the apps in the Amazon Appstore would find their way onto the Kindle Fire (albeit with varying degrees of compatibility) but just in case you were wondering, Amazon's here to set the record straight. The company announced that major titles like Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, and games from developers like EA, Zynga and Rovio would land on the Kindle Fire when it releases next Tuesday. Appstore mainstays like the free paid app of the day will remain, and apps purchased on the Kindle Fire can be downloaded via the Appstore on any Android device.

Today only: OfficeSuite Pro 5 is free on the Amazon Appstore

Google Docs not quite cutting it for your mobile document editing needs? Is that free version of QuickOffice that came with your phone a little long in the tooth? Then today's a great day to try out the Amazon Appstore. The third-party store features a free download of one paid app every day, and today, it's OfficeSuite Pro 5, normally a full $15. OfficeSuite Pro 5 is your standard document editor, featuring support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files, though the last two are read-only, according to the app's Amazon listing. An integrated file browser and Google Docs connection help round out the software, and happily, it handles the tricky .docx, .xlsx and ppsx extensions without complaining. You can get OfficeSuite for free until 3 AM Eastern Time, and considering how many of you have already pre-ordered the Amazon Kindle Fire, you may want to do so whether or not you intend to use it on your current smartphone or tablet. If you're new to the Amazon Appstore, don't worry - downloading and installing it is a simple process. Just head on over to the Get Started page and enter your email address. Download the app to your phone or tablet, then install it via the standard non-Market method (you'll need to allow the "unknown sources" option in the Application settings menu). Once a free app is "purchased," it's connected to your Amazon account, and you can download it on any device with the Appstore installed.

Amazon sending out press invites, I sense an Android tablet

Just hitting the wires this morning is the long awaited press invite from Amazon. In what appears to be nothing but an invite and a tease for an upcoming press conference being held by Amazon we can only expect this to be the long awaited and much rumored Android Kindle Tablet.

Amazon AppStore now live outside the US [Update]

The popular Amazon AppStore appears to have finally received the green light outside of the US although quietly as we've not heard much from Amazon. We are now seeing reports from multiple sources with places such as the Netherlands, parts of UK, and even reports from India too. So far it seems it's live and working.

Amazon App Store offering great deals for “Geek Week”

The Amazon App store isn't going anywhere anytime soon and the great ideas they have just keep getting better and better. Not only do they offer a free app of the day every single day, but now they look to be starting something called "Geek Week". It may not be every week but they are offering amazing Android apps that many power users (or geeks like myself) will find very useful all at extremely low prices.

Amazon Kindle Android Tablet Hands-On Revealed

It appears that Amazon's future plans for a brand new line of Android tablets is very real and that tech journalist MG Siegler has gotten his hands on one this week. This device is a 7-inch tablet whose form factor is not unlike the BlackBerry PlayBook according to Siegler, and yes, indeed, it is running Android [SORT OF]. What Siegler is saying he's acting on is strict orders to not reveal anything TOO telling about the future of Amazon's tablets, but he's sure got a whole heck of a lot of information from a source that doesn't appear to want to give too much of the surprise away. No photos, no video, only the word of the man himself. Let's talk about it.

Amazon Appstore saved from Apple injunction attack

Apple's demands to have Amazon barred from describing its Android software download store as an "app store" have been rejected, with courts throwing out an injunction request this week. While US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton didn't necessarily agree with Amazon's claims that the term had become generic, Reuters reports, she nonetheless felt that Apple had failed to establish the necessary "likelihood of confusion" required for an injunction to be the appropriate response. The decision falls in line with predictions late last month, where Judge Hamilton warned Apple that their case had likely been insufficient. She had said she was "troubled" by what Apple had brought before her, however, with the Cupertino company's approach being that Amazon's use of "app store" could "confuse and mislead customers." With a quick fix no longer possible, it now looks like Apple and Amazon's legal battle will end up going through the courts properly. A trial date of October 2012 has been set.

Apple Expected to Lose Case to Crush Android Amazon Appstore

So you're aware of the fact that the Amazon Appstore, which we've got a bit outline of for you in Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore, has the word "Appstore" in it, right? Apple knows this too, and thinks that they own it. Apple's legal department is and has been worried that the word Appstore might infringe on their trademark ownership on the term "App Store", a fight they've got to fight for every sort of infringement like this lest they loose the title for their very own - that's how the US legal department sees it. In this case though, it's become apparent today, Apple's case is being seen as moot.
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