Amazon preps app store for Android

“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 marketplace as well as Apple Inc.’s App Store,” Yukari Iwatani Kane and Geoffrey A. Fowler report for The Wall Street Journal.

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,” Kane and Fowler report. “The revenue-share split is consistent with other app stores, such as Apple’s industry-leading iTunes store, which sells apps for iPhones and iPads.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yawn. The race to become the biggest Apple wannabe continues.

[Attribution: Phone Scoop. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ilovemymac” for the heads up.]

39 Comments

  1. So the fragmentation of Android will not just be hardware, but software as well? With customers having to buy apps from Google, Verizon, Amazon, and whoever else opens an app store? And developers then have to list their apps at all these stores, each of which has different markets, prices, policies, payment methods, etc.? What a nightmare!!!

  2. So the fragmentation of Android will not just be hardware, but software as well? With customers having to buy apps from Google, Verizon, Amazon, and whoever else opens an app store? And developers then have to list their apps at all these stores, each of which has different markets, prices, policies, payment methods, etc.? What a nightmare!!!

  3. WOnt this just confuse people as to have several stores? Well do i go to this android store or this one or this one?

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    Probably not, just like in the brick and mortar retail world, you can buy the same item at multiple stores, I can get an iPod at Best Buy or Target or Radio Shack or an Apple Store.

  4. WOnt this just confuse people as to have several stores? Well do i go to this android store or this one or this one?

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    Probably not, just like in the brick and mortar retail world, you can buy the same item at multiple stores, I can get an iPod at Best Buy or Target or Radio Shack or an Apple Store.

  5. “Probably not, just like in the brick and mortar retail world, you can buy the same item at multiple stores, I can get an iPod at Best Buy or Target or Radio Shack or an Apple Store.”

    That’s for buying physical goods. And it’s a pain in the ass when the product isn’t in stock. For Apps, there is absolutely no reason to have multiple stores, and multiple places to check… it’s annoying

  6. “Probably not, just like in the brick and mortar retail world, you can buy the same item at multiple stores, I can get an iPod at Best Buy or Target or Radio Shack or an Apple Store.”

    That’s for buying physical goods. And it’s a pain in the ass when the product isn’t in stock. For Apps, there is absolutely no reason to have multiple stores, and multiple places to check… it’s annoying

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