According to TechCrunch report, the web retailer Amazon.com is planning to launch its own App Store for Google Android. This means that Amazon will join the growing number of companies hat is planning to offer their own version f Google Android storefront.
Amazon will follow the likes of Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile in to this field. Both Verizon and T-Mobile is making their own version of Android app store which will start making a bit of competition between them all.
The Android app store will be U.S. based to start, and TechCrunch reporter MC Siegler did not have any information on a release date or the devices that will work with the store.
Amazon DRM will also be included on apps so that only approved devices can support the apps.
However, in a later post, MC Siegler wrote that Amazon is also possibly getting into the Android tablet market to compete with the Apple tablet PC, the iPad.
- Amazon has the right to pull any app for any reason (obviously)
- Apps can also be shown on amazon.com (this is up to Amazon)
- You can offer free apps
- This part is interesting too: “We have sole discretion to determine all features and operations of this program and to set the retail price and other terms on which we sell Apps.”