Amazon Offering $220 Worth of Premium Android Apps Free. Only Today!
Amazon is offering $220 worth of paid premium Android apps for free on Amazon Appstore. You can get the free apps only till December 26th.
You can grab this offer right now by clicking here (You will be directed to the Amazon Appstore)
The last date for downloading these paid Android apps is December 26th, as per USA timezone. Hence, Indians would be able to access this link till December 27th, 7 AM.
Before downloading these paid apps for free, you need to have an Amazon account, and need to install Amazon Appstore on your Android phone. You can find the step by step instructions to download Amazon Appstore here. Amazon app store is not available on App store directly – Google had recently taken down their app from App store for violating play store terms.
Which Paid Apps Are Offered?
Several popular gaming and utilities apps which are paid on Google Playstore are being offered on Amazon Appstore right now.
Some of them are:
- My Alarm Clock, which is available for Rs 127.74 on Google Play
- Wolfram Alfa, which is available for Rs Rs 164.24 on Google Play
- Flesky Keyboard, which is available for Rs 123.19 on Google Play
- iReal Pro, which is available for Rs 789.79 on Google Play
- PicShop, which is available for Rs 167.12 on Google Play
- Plex for Android, which is available for Rs. 125.33 on Google Play
In all over 12000 rupees worth of premium apps are currently available for free!
Why Amazon Is Offering These Apps For Free?
Amazon Appstore was launched in 2011 in the USA, and by 2013, it was available in 195 countries including India. In terms of reach, it has even surpassed Google Play, which is the official market place for Android apps. It has more than 2,40,000 active apps, and in terms of downloads, its ranked 2nd after Google Play.
When Amazon launched Kindle and Kindle Fire, it had deliberately made Amazon Appstore as the default source for all applications – free as well as paid. This proves the fact that Amazon wants to create its own eco-system for both hardware and software. They have even launched Amazon Coins last year, which acts as virtual currency to buy or sell apps on it’s platform.
The concept of creating eco-system for devices and media started with Apple, when Steve Jobs introduced the idea of App Store, exclusively for distributing digital media on their own platform (iPhone/iPad/iPod). With the launch of Android, Google was quick to adapt the same, and the result is Google Play. Similarly, Blackberry has its own App World for downloading and selling apps.
In 2011 Apple had even sued Amazon for using the term “App Store”. The case was later dropped.
Although Amazon was late to the party, it has now solidified it’s position in this battle for ecosystem, and the latest offer of downloading paid Android apps for free is another attempt to increase its market share and position themselves as the one-stop destination for all types of applications.
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