“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.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yawn. The race to become the biggest Apple wannabe continues.
[Attribution: Phone Scoop. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ilovemymac” for the heads up.]