A couple of retail outlets possible choices exist already on Android: as anticipated, Amazon has simply introduced his, Amazon AppStore . Each complement and competitor to the Android Market, Amazon AppStore is extra restrictive than the latter and is nearer to the Apple utility retailer, with emphasis on high quality. Open nowadays for builders, it’s going to be later this 12 months for customers.


Amazon indeed exert editorial control over his shop: it begins with test applications on different devices with different versions of Android to demonstrate proper operation and detect the possible presence of malware. Amazon publish rules, based on which applications may be rejected.

Developers can begin submitting their applications today, and can choose to protect them by DRM or not. An annual subscription costs $ 99, but it is offered for the first year. Amazon takes a 30% commission on sales and developers will pay once a month. Contrary to the Android Market, which provides for the reimbursement of an application within fifteen minutes after the purchase, Amazon AppStore will not refund mechanism other than in case of technical problems, and on a case by case , as does Apple. Reimbursement on the Android Market has been the subject of serious criticism from developers and was reviewed at the last update of the Google Store. Finally, it is Amazon who will service after sales.


Amazon wants to be present on a lot of phones, but some operators do not allow shopping alternatives. If she manages to preinstall his shop on many phones (as it already does for Amazon MP3, which is actually the music store on Android), and that this pattern midway between Android Market and Apple AppStore seduced the Society Bezos could well have found a new source of income.[Via AndroidCentral]

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