Linked by Anonymous on Fri 7th Jan 2011 19:31 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Amazon is preparing to open an Android app store to compete with Google's Android Market, and has launched a beta portal where developers can submit applications for Android-based smartphones. The applications will be sold on the Amazon Appstore for Android, which the company expects to launch later this year, according to information on Amazon's developer portal. Users will be able to shop for applications from their PCs or from their smartphones, and pay with their existing Amazon account.
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yanik
Member since:
2005-07-13

you don't need the market to install applications in Android. You are confusing with IOS.

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Feanor Member since:
2006-12-21

You do need to "Allow installation of non-Market applications" in the settings to install from apk.

I would love to get a market with more filter options and more info to see before buying. I usually end up going to the developers website before buying because i don't get enough info from the market descriptions.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Check out the app brain app. It has nice filters.

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drsmoothy Member since:
2005-07-06

I have the Samsung Captivate on AT&T, and I assure you that until I rooted my phone and did a quick sqlite update I wasn't able to install non-market apps. As a Linux SysAdmin, this was a piece of cake for me.

I doubt it'd be that easy for non-experienced users though...

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