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. I can buy something on Amazon as well as other sites. I can download music there or from iTunes.

    It’s not confusing to me.

    It does bother me that people, for now, are jumoing on the Android bandwagon- or at least legitimizing it.

    And now David Pogue writes that the flash issue is due more to control on Apple’s part than technical issues.

    Annoying.

  2. I can buy something on Amazon as well as other sites. I can download music there or from iTunes.

    It’s not confusing to me.

    It does bother me that people, for now, are jumoing on the Android bandwagon- or at least legitimizing it.

    And now David Pogue writes that the flash issue is due more to control on Apple’s part than technical issues.

    Annoying.

  3. Anonymous auramac sez: “And now David Pogue writes that the flash issue is due more to control on Apple’s part than technical issues”

    Sadly, David has been going a bit senile on certain technology. I first noticed it when he was championing bogus “HD” radio technology, which is anything but HD. Despite my knowing him and admiring his work, I have avoided reading his articles for over a year. There are better tech pundits these days.

  4. Anonymous auramac sez: “And now David Pogue writes that the flash issue is due more to control on Apple’s part than technical issues”

    Sadly, David has been going a bit senile on certain technology. I first noticed it when he was championing bogus “HD” radio technology, which is anything but HD. Despite my knowing him and admiring his work, I have avoided reading his articles for over a year. There are better tech pundits these days.

  5. @Derek Currie- Oh, HD Radio is HD, all right. Hybrid Digital, though (whatever the hell that means) instead of Hi Definition. Nice play on abbreviations there to confuse and connive the typical consumer…

  6. @Derek Currie- Oh, HD Radio is HD, all right. Hybrid Digital, though (whatever the hell that means) instead of Hi Definition. Nice play on abbreviations there to confuse and connive the typical consumer…

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