Amazon to Launch Android App Store!

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    Bloomberg is reporting a person a person who is not being identified is saying Amazon is opening an Android app store possibly as soon as this month to compete with the Google Marketplace. Supposedly, developers will pay 30% of their revenues. Doesn't Google charge less?

    This could be really big news!

    Amazon Said to Plan Online App Store That Would Vie With Google - Bloomberg
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    More links are showing up. This one from the Wall Street Journal:

    Amazon to Open Android App Store - WSJ.com

    Since you may need a WSJ subscription, here is the article:

    Amazon.com Inc. is planning to open a software-applications store for smartphones running Google Inc.'s Android operating system, putting it in direct competition with Google's own app marketplace.
    According to an Amazon document for developers that was viewed by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon would take a 30% cut of sales, with the developers keeping the rest. The document includes a stipulation that the apps can't be offered at a lower price anywhere else.
    The revenue-share split is consistent with other app stores, such as Apple Inc.'s industry-leading iTunes App Store, which sells apps for iPhones and iPads.
    Amazon is asking developers to commit to putting up apps that are already publicly available within two weeks of accepting its terms of agreement, according to the document. Future apps must also be delivered within two weeks of the apps' initial availability on any similar marketplace.
    Some developers who have been approached by Amazon about the new app store said they haven't been told what the store will be called or when it might open.
    An Amazon spokeswoman said "we don't comment on rumors and speculation." Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Amazon's app-store plan was reported earlier by the TechCrunch website.


    Read more: Amazon to Open Android App Store - WSJ.com
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