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Amazon gets serious about selling Android apps

Interesting news this morning that an upcoming sequel to the super-addictive Angry Bird game will be introduced exclusively for Android in the new Amazon app store. Ryan Kim at GigaOM has details and analysis:

That Amazon struck a deal with Rovio suggests it will be very active in selling apps, perhaps even more so than Google, which is good news for developers. If Amazon gets this right, it could become a major player in the app market. It has some challenges, which I’ve noted before, including competition with Google. And, developers will need to get over the fact that Amazon will be able to set app prices. But if Amazon executes well, it will further underscore the growing clout of third-party app stores, which some are expecting willeventually overtake native app stores in downloads soon.

-GigaOM, March 14, 2011

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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