Amazon Appstore is GO – ad-free Angry Birds available for $0.99

Amazon’s Appstore for Android has launched today. The initial highlight is that chance to BUY the full Android version of Angry Birds, with the app’s $0.99 asking price finally giving Android owners the chance to play the game UNHINDERED by advertising.

(UPDATE: To clarify, the Appstore is accessible and browsable from the UK, and Amazon lets users install the app on their phones – but purchases and downloads fail at the final step with a “not yet available in your region” error).

As well as the full Angry Birds, Amazon is running a promotion to download the Angry Birds Rio spin-off for free – a promotion that lasts for today only.

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Amazon is here and making some noise, basically. Check out the full Amazon Appstore offering online here.

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Installing Amazon apps onto your phone isn’t as seamless as the new Android Market system – you have to send yourself a link to your email address or mobile phone number, then download it on your device.

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Plus there’s an initial download of the Amazon Appstore app. A bit cumbersome, but nonetheless rather impressive to see Android apps given such high billing on Amazon’s web site.

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And even then, after all that fuss and installation and having to type our email address and password in twice, we’re currently being told that the Amazon Appstore isn’t currently available in our region. Such a tease.

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  1. UKAndroid

     /  March 22, 2011

    Whilst interesting, it seems strange that “Eurodroid” does not mention that downloads from the store are only currently available for customers in the USA.

  2. UKAndroid

     /  March 22, 2011

    It is also worth mentioning that you have to allow apps to be installed from “Unknown sources” which allows any apps to be installed – some could be be from less than scrupulous sources.

  3. chris

     /  March 22, 2011

    Only available to US users!

  4. MonkeyBiscuit

     /  March 22, 2011

    EuroDroid “Android News from not-America”
    Amazon App Store is not available in your region (UK)

    Is it available anywhere other than America?

  5. Rik Hemsley

     /  March 22, 2011

    They need to go about the process properly. If they want to sell apps, they need to get them into the Android Market. If the Market needs to open up to allowing mega-publishers like Amazon rather than just smaller publishers and individuals, fine, talk to Google about it.

    Don’t make a rubbish incompatible ‘store’ which requires users to open up a major security hole on their device if they want to use it.

  6. chris

     /  March 22, 2011

    Just a thought, where will developers stand on this. They won’t want to put apps in an app store if it is only available to one country,will they?

  7. Trilby

     /  March 22, 2011

    Let’s be reasonable here, nobody could have expected them to launch in the UK at the same time as the US. They’ve got to put all the apps on a big boat and sail them across the Atlantic first.

  8. Dan

     /  March 23, 2011

    Why mention the appstore at all in UK if you can’t download anything from it. I want angrybirds Rio so badly! Anyone know when the appstore is available here?

    • Simon

       /  March 23, 2011

      to be fair neither Amazon or Rovio mentioned that the Amazon App Store would be US only until after it was launched, and only after people complained.

    • Gary C

       /  March 24, 2011

      Because you could browse it in the UK, click on things, and even install the bloody app on your phone. Only then, after setting up a payment option, did it tell you it’s not actually available here.

      Madness. Apologies for getting your hopes up.

  9. frankiefish

     /  March 27, 2011

    Don’t worry rio is kind of a disappointment u get 2 levels then they’re gonna unlock an extra level like 1 or 2 months later until the end of the year.kind if retarded if u ask me.

  10. frankiefish

     /  March 27, 2011

    Angry birds n angry birds seasons are kind of better. I k.ow its a change but I kind of like the older ones better.


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