Amazon Plans to Open Android App Store

Amazon is planning to open an Android app store in the near future. With this move, they are pitting themselves against Apple and Google. “Google’s website has 80,000 apps and is the second largest after Apple’s App Store, which has 250,000 apps. But unlike Apple, Google doesn’t screen the submissions for quality or organize how they are promoted.”

According to documents seen by developers that have been approached thus far, Amazon plans to take 30% of the sale for each app, much like Google and Apple. There’s no word yet as to a name for the service, nor a launch date. One big advantage that Amazon has, though, is the fact that they already have an established payment history with millions of you out there.

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