Leak suggests Amazon Appstore will undercut Android Market

Leak suggests Amazon Appstore will undercut Android MarketA researcher over on Android News stumbled across a beta version of the upcoming Amazon Android Appstore earlier this week, and some of the prices suggest the book giants will undercut the official Android Market.

The researcher decided to chance his luck with the URL www.amazon.com/apps, and lo and behold found the Amazon Android Market in all of its pre-launch glory. It has since been taken down, and the link now automatically redirects to Amazon's home page.

It’s not known if the prices will be the same when the Amazon Android Appstore goes live, but out of the 48 apps on display, 14 of them were actually more expensive on the official Android Market.

In most cases there was only a few cents in it, but a couple of apps were significantly cheaper. Most notable was Scan2PDF Mobile 2.0, which weighed in at $3.99 on Amazon compared to $6.44 on the Android Market.

There also appear to be a few exclusives in the pipeline, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Force Recon and Brainwave Tuner. Whatever the hell that is.

The Amazon Android Appstore is expected to launch officially within the next few weeks.

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douglasmacintyreuk  Mar. 18, 2011 at 16:34

If they start letting us pay locally rather than US centric costs (the transfer fee is horrible for small apps, expecially without a basket option) then they could be on to a winner outside the US at least.


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