Avoid the clunky Android Market app
In an effort to encourage more people to buy apps for its mobile phone platform, Google has reportedly struck a deal with Amazon to offer digital downloads of Android apps to the #1 online retailer in the US.
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Ironically, even though Google earned its colossal company status because of its search engine prowess, searching on the Android Market store proves to usually be a tedious ordeal - not because it turns up bad results but because the interface of the app store itself is clunky.
Amazon will take a 30% cut of all sales, with developers keeping all the rest of the proceeds, so long as they agree that they won't offer the same apps anywhere else at a lower price.
The Android Market has 80,000 apps in its arsenal, compared to the leading Apple App Store, which has 250,000 apps.
Amazon and Google hope this will make Android developing more enticing for developers. They have largely avoided Android, or put them on the back burner, because of a low interest level among users.
By providing a more organized, centralized place for people to buy apps, it should boost sales and give a higher profile to all Android apps.
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