Amazon launches Android app store

Indeed, leaked screenshots and rumors have served true. Amazon has launched their own Android app store and seem to be hand-selecting the titles (as compared to Google’s Android Market). The app store also features a free app of the day, starting with the Amazon Appstore exclusive “Angry Birds Rio” from Rovio Mobile.

The Appstore is broken down into categories such as “Games,” “Utilities,” “Entertainment,” and “Music” — along with the option to sort the apps by “Bestsellers,” “Deals,” and “New Releases.”

The Android apps are priced from $0.00 up to $9.99 (for EasyTether from Mobile Stream, the most expensive app we could find). You can also read reviews from customers for many of the titles before purchasing.

Earlier predictions about the URL being as simple as “http://www.amazon.com/apps” proved to be false, however the URL does redirect to the Appstore using a “mobile-apps” sub-directory.

Check out the new Amazon Appstore for Android for yourself.

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Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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