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Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

By Chris Crum June 16, 2014

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play …

Amazon Celebrates Halloween With A Sale On 22 Apps Amazon Celebrates Halloween With A Sale On 22 Apps

Halloween has always seemed like one of the lesser holidays compared to the likes of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, it’s a fun time, but it just doesn’t really feel all that special. Apparently I’m in the minority as the Amazon …

Amazon Appstore Is Giving Away 6 Apps For Free Today Amazon Appstore Is Giving Away 6 Apps For Free Today

One of the best parts about the Amazon Appstore is its Free App of the Day program. Every day of the year, Amazon takes a popular app that regularly costs anywhere from $.99 to $5 and offers it for free …

Here's What's In Amazon's New Operating System Here's What's In Amazon's New Operating System
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Amazon has unveiled version 3.0 of its Android-based Fire OS, named “Mojito.” The announcement comes with that of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD & Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The OS starts with Android, but adds a number of its own …

Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HD Refresh Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HD Refresh

Last year, Amazon entered the HD tablet market with the Kindle Fire HD. It was a 7-inch tablet with a 1280×800 resolution, and some decent specs. Now that very same tablet is getting a refresh to become the cheap entry …

Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HDX Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HDX
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Just like every other consumer electronic device, the Kindle Fire HD was expected to get a refresh at some point this year. It was just that nobody expected Amazon to suddenly unveil them without any word of warning. Amazon suddenly …

Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU

One year ago today, the Amazon Appstore officially launched in the EU. It brought with it all the advantages of Amazon’s Android storefront, including the Free App of the Day, to European owners of Android and Kindle Fire devices. Now …

Kindle Fire Being Doused, Says Analyst Kindle Fire Being Doused, Says Analyst
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For Amazon, the Kindle Fire has been a huge success in the 7-inch tablet category. For the past two years Amazon’s device has competed with the largest mobile industry players – Apple and Samsung. Now, with Amazon preparing to announce …

This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September

As shown by nearly every analyst’s estimates, tablet shipments slowed during the second quarter of 2013. It turns out, though, that this past quarter was the calm before the storm, with this September slated to be, quite possibly, the biggest …

Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions
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Do you go native or HTML5? It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly harder to answer as HTML5 flourishes into a mature platform. There are still a lot of advantages to going native, but HTML5 requires you build an app only …

Tablet Adoption Slowed During Second Quarter Tablet Adoption Slowed During Second Quarter

It’s taken only a few short years since the debut of the iPhone for U.S. smartphone adoption to begin to slow, and now it appears that tablets are saturating the U.S. market just as fast. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) …

Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Fires This Year Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Fires This Year

It’s another year and that means another Kindle Fire. It doesn’t look like Amazon will be introducing any new models this year, but it will be substantially upgrading all three of its current models though. BGR reports that it has …

Amazon Coins Finally Launched On Kindle Fire Amazon Coins Finally Launched On Kindle Fire

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the …

Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete …

Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor] Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor]

One of the big rumors from last year was that Google would release a $99 Nexus tablet. Those rumors never went anywhere though. Now it’s Amazon’s turn to take up the rumored cheap tablet torch. TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon …

Amazon Coins Is The Kindle Fire's Virtual Currency Amazon Coins Is The Kindle Fire's Virtual Currency
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For the past year, Amazon has been making development for its Kindle Fire tablets easier and more lucrative. Now the retail giant is ready to enter into the next phase of setting up a thriving mobile marketplace – virtual currency. …

Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students
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One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened …