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Amazon App Store Opens, Angry Birds Rio is Today’s FREE App of the Day

The Amazon AppStore is live!  Wait…why do we need another app store again?  It does have the new Angry Birds Rio though, and it’s available today for free as the paid app of the day.  To get the appstore, head to Amazon’s website, or download it through the Amazon app in the Android Market.  After that, you should download AB Rio right away before it’s cut off.

What about the new Amazon AppStore though?  Well, it looks decent.  You can browse Amazon’s site to find apps that you may like, click to purchase them, and then find them waiting for download in the app.  It’s a nice concept, I’m still just not sure why we need another app store that has all of the same apps as the regular Android Market.

Anyways, go download Rio!  And AT&T customers…looks like you are S.O.L.

Cheers Stephen, Brock, Matt and everyone else!

  • Zingding

    Exclusive apps… that’s why.

  • Anonymous

    Not worth the headaches, eventually it will be on the market

  • blitz

    Anybody have trouble running the app? I get it installed & all but when I try to play it, it force closes on me.

  • http://easyurl.wordpress.com/ mpaul7

    I’m on AT&T and had no problem with a Rooted & ROMed phone. I suggest people having issues Using any of this try the MarketEnabler (market enabler will spoof your provider) app from the Android maket. It requires a rooted phone.

    Also try this.
    turn off wifi
    turn on flight mode
    turn on wifi
    download thru wifi

    this disables the sim card and enables some interesting downloads. wifi tethering and such. Not sure if this will work for anyone but worth the try.

    • Chris Nimon

      My brother just got it going on his Atrix. thanks for the tip.

  • kr

    Both worked fine on my Xoom. AppStore looked a little weird in layout when logging in, but past that everything looks fine. Rio worked well on Xoom too, actually better than original Angry Birds.

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    I see a value in having another app store with all the same apps as the original store: Competition. Competition could mean eventual lower prices on certain apps. For example, right now the standard Fruit Ninja game in the Android Market is $1.18. In the Amazon App Store, it is $0.99. Sure, it’s only 19 cents, but it’s evidence that the possibility of greater deals is here.

  • BethersJR

    It doesn’t exactly have all the same apps as the Market… i.e., FREE Angry Birds Rio. The closest I find in the Market is a wallpaper.

  • http://twitter.com/NotAnotherTW Jordan Friedman

    Thank god I got my Thunderbolt today in the mail. I would’ve been pissed if it came tomorrow and I couldn’t take advantage of free Angry Birds!

  • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

    Partial ownership, AKA DRM? No thanks.

  • Bgtanamachi

    My Droid2 won’t let me install. Any suggestions? I have the Unknown Sources checked.

  • Bgtanamachi

    My Droid2 won’t let me install. Any suggestions? I have the Unknown Sources checked.

    • droidchick

      if you need the .apk file i have it listed :)

    • droidchick

      if you need the .apk file i have it listed :)

  • Misphit917

    Ah……I see why our hating friends are trying to Sue Amazon , but its baseless I happy to see a complete app market for the android because our actual app market still needs major work……Thx Droid Life

  • droidchick

    I’m pretty sure this is what everyone is looking for…..tested, working, no need for amazon crap, plus no ads!

    http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=408&t=178691

  • droidchick

    I’m pretty sure this is what everyone is looking for…..tested, working, no need for amazon crap, plus no ads!

    http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=408&t=178691

  • droidchick

    I’m pretty sure this is what everyone is looking for…..tested, working, no need for amazon crap, plus no ads!

    http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=408&t=178691

  • droidchick

    I’m pretty sure this is what everyone is looking for…..tested, working, no need for amazon crap, plus no ads!

    http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=408&t=178691

  • droidchick

    anyone have the apk for the game itself?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

      yes, but it wont work due to the DRM that is put on the app. They did that to fight piracy. When you load the app it does a “:token” check to make sure that you actually bought the app.