Amazon May Launch App Store Tomorrow
Internet retail giant Amazon, has sent rumours flying in the run up to the launch of its app store for users of Google's Android platform which could be unveiled as early as tomorrow, Tuesday March 22nd.
A source who is working on the Amaozn launch, revealed that the retailer will launch the app store as soon as Tuesday to tech blog, Wired.
Amazon, which unveiled its plan of launching an Android app store last month, intends to lure users away from Google's official Android Market by offering exclusive applications and competitive prices.
The blog Android News recently discovered a premature Amazon app store webpage, which was later taken down, in which Amazon was seen offering several apps at lower prices than those being offered on Android Market.
Amazon app store is expected to offer the exclusive Angry Birds Rio game and a Call of Duty game for Android users at the time of the launch.
The company plans on regulating which apps are allowed on its app store, similar to how Apple does with the iTunes App Store and will even set the prices for the apps.
The Wired Amazon source said that users will be able to purchase apps directly from Amazon's website or from a dedicated Amazon app from their Android devices. Apps with links to other apps will have to redirect users to the Amazon app store instead of Android Market.
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