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Amazon Opened Android App Store in China Today

Amazon has just launched its App Store and Developer Website in China. This major launch of its outlets by Amazon will change trends in China. It was somewhat of a mild surprise since from now on Kindle devices will flood the Chinese market.

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Amazon Opened Android App Store in China Today

Amazon Opened Android App Store in China Today

Amazon has officially launched its Android App Store in China today. Amazon is no small-time bit-sized player. It occupies a major role as need fulfiller #1 on the scene. Recently, in what appeared to be a new tactic, it decided to launch an app store along with a developer website in China. This will have short term consequences and long term consequences both for Amazon and the Chinese. Its website is in Chinese and will be available soon in over 200 nations worldwide.

Todays's Sina Tech report stated so clearly that the app store will be a more appealing option for the Chinese rather than Google Play. One obvious reason for this is that it is easily within reach. Then there is the free and congenial milieu. Finally, a global clientele pool and desirable profit sharing scheme will ensure the continued survival of this feature.

Amazon has an optimistic view of its App Store. The company said that Amazon App Store can have advantages while comparing to the Google Play Store. "An open, friendly environment: Compared with the Google Play store, Amazon is more open and friendly. Google's advertising business model destined to it and some merchants settled in the Google Play conflict and utilized "final interpretation". For example, previously Flash games provider Kongregate expelled. Amazon as a third-party application store, the less likely this happens."

Up until now China had been excluded from the list of countries which comprised Google’s major customers. The app store Google offers includes Kindle service, electronic texts to read, messaging devices, as well as such extremely popular video games like Angry Birds


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Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: A gimmicky mess, unless you’re looking for a Buy Now button in the shape of a smartphone

Source: Extreme Tech

This morning, ahead of its July 24 release date, the internet was flooded with Amazon Fire Phone reviews -- and, rather unfortunately, they almost universally pan the smartphone for being gimmicky, ugly, sluggish, and low on battery life. A fair number of reviews go as far as calling the Fire Phone more of a prototype, and that you'd be better off waiting for the sequel. As expected, too, the fact that dozens of key apps are missing from the Amazon App Store makes t ...
Source: Extreme Tech   Full article at: Extreme Tech Jul 23 2014, 9:31am CDT


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7digital share price hit as Blackberry shutters music download store

Source: Music Week

7digital has seen a drop in its share price this week after it was revealed that one of the B2B digital music provider's biggest clients, Blackberry, would be closing its music and video download store. 7digital has, however, stressed that its loss of Blackberry’s business will not affect its forecast of £14.3 million in revenue for this year and that it is till working with the smartphone maker on other music solutions. Bl ...
Source: Music Week   Full article at: Music Week Jul 2 2014, 6:08am CDT

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Amazon App store to be pre-loaded on BlackBerry 10 phones

Source: Cool Smart Phone

Among the excitement of the Amazon Fire Phone yesterday  BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced that the Amazon App Store will be pre-installed on BlackBerry OS 10.3 when it is released later this year. The native BlackBerry application store BlackBerry World has approximately 130,000 apps so adding another 200,000 apps from the Amazon App Store to that seems to be a laudable, some say essential, goal. The ability to load and use Android apps has been available on BlackBerry s ...
Source: Cool Smart Phone   Full article at: Cool Smart Phone Jun 19 2014, 8:35am CDT

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BlackBerry is finally getting apps thanks to the Amazon App Store

Source: TechRadar UK

Not only is Amazon forcibly smashing its way into the smartphone market with its Fire Phone today, it's got BlackBerry singing its praises as well. The Canadian smartphone maker has piggybacked on Amazon's coattails, announcing that its BB10 smartphones will support the Amazon App Store when BlackBerry releases its 10.3 software update in Q3 this year.That means that BlackBerry Z10 owners will be able to ...
Source: TechRadar UK   Full article at: TechRadar UK Jun 19 2014, 1:15am CDT

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BlackBerry says Amazon App store to be available with launch of updated operating system

Source: Canadian Business Online

WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry is adding the Amazon Appstore in the next update to its operating system this fall. That will give users of the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system easy access to thousands more of the most popular Android apps and games. The struggling smartphone maker has been criticized for the lack of applications available for its devices. By adding the Amazon App store, BlackBerry said Wednesday that its app deve ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online Jun 18 2014, 10:27am CDT

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How Amazon App Store Stacks Up Against the Competition


Amazon App Store is relatively unknown to developers, compared to both Google Play and Apple's App Store. But, the platform has the potential to be highly lucrative for developers, which could make it more popular in the future, potentially gene ...
Source:   Full article at: Jun 18 2014, 9:30am CDT

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BlackBerry signs deal with Amazon App Store to bring 200,000 Android apps to BlackBerry 10.3 (Ben Woods/The Next Web)

Source: Techmeme

Ben Woods / The Next Web: BlackBerry signs deal with Amazon App Store to bring 200,000 Android apps to BlackBerry 10.3  —  BlackBerry has just announced a deal that will see more than 200,000 Android apps made available for BlackBerry devices via the Amazon App Store when the new version of BlackBerry's operating system arrives later in the ye ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme Jun 18 2014, 7:35am CDT

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