The amount of Android apps hosted by the Amazon Appstore now exceeds 4,000, so it comes as no surprise that people now consider this a viable alternative to find and download Android apps.
If you’re unsure whether or not a mobile application is right for you, there is an Android phone simulator to check the functionality with the Android software you’re considering for purchase. Android software available at Amazon is typically available for download through your personal computer or by way of the Amazon Appstore and sent directly to your mobile phone.
Much like the Android Market available on Android mobile phones, users have access to both free and paid apps that include Social Networking apps for Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, WordPress and many others. Other mobile applications available at the Amazon app store include mobile games, travel guides for cities such as NYC, Las Vegas and Chicago provided by Tripadvisor as well as productivity apps, utility apps and even Netflix. Pricing on Android apps at the Amazon Marketplace depends on the application that you’re considering. Many apps are free or priced under $3.00, while others can be as expensive as $19.99. Apps that are more expensive include ones that offer secure messaging to access corporate networks and are geared towards more professional uses, over entertainment and gaming.
Since Amazon is always on the cutting end of technology, all applications for download are organized systematically and logically so that anyone, even a first time visitor, has no troubles finding the Android apps that they’re looking for. Users can connect to their Amazon account simply by entering their mobile phone number and selecting the apps they wish to install on their mobile phone. Since all members of Amazon have an easily accessible Order History, it’s easy to track the mobile apps that you’ve purchased – or downloaded – at the Amazon marketplace, whether it be the newest version of Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Scrabble, Little Piano or Roller Lite. Overall, the Amazon Marketplace is a great alternative to shop for mobile applications for your Android phone because their web pages make it easier to search for – and find – applications that you want to download on to your mobile phone. All you need to do after you’ve selected the applications that you’d like to download is enter your mobile phone number or Email address. Once you’ve done so, Amazon will pop up an instruction screen on what you need to do to download it to your Android mobile. The entire process takes just a few minutes to complete and then you’re good to go.
Overall, I would have to say that the Amazon Store is an OK alternative for people that want to download Android apps, so it should be considered as a viable alternative for Android users.