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Dec
31d15_amazon_apps

If you're running a device without the Android Market and rely exclusively on the Amazon Appstore for your app-purchasing (say the Kindle Fire, for example), then you may be feeling slightly bummed that you can't score all these ultra-cheapo apps in Google's 10 Billion Promo sale. No worries, my friends, Amazon refuses to be outdone!

If you check the Amazon Appstore's $0.01 to $0.99 category, then you'll notice something interesting: quite a few $0.10 apps. If you've been following our daily coverage of the 10 Billion Promo, then you'll also notice that these $0.10 apps happen to be the same ones that Google is promoting with the sale in the Market.

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Not only is Amazon matching Google's price, but it appears as though it's also maintaining some of those prices for an extended amount of time. For example, Paper Camera (an app from the first day of the sale) is back up to $1.99 in the Android Market, but it's still sporting the $0.10 price tag in the Amazon Appstore. Good news for anyone who may have missed out on the first day!

To keep up with all of the el-cheapo apps in the Appstore, hit this link - it automatically updates, so you can easily keep an eye on the list.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jeff

    With the slow app updates from Amazon, I'll stick with the Market. Although this could be good for those that missed the Market deals for the past 2 days.

  • Cr

    Its really old story bro. I know this from the day 1

  • jojosdroid

    I use getjar on my Kindle Fire and don't have to worry about the Amazon App store prices at all. Same apps for free.

  • eleazar

    I wonder if Amazon forced these price drops on the developers or if the developers opted-in to the promotion...

    • JayMonster

      I agree with you. Since the Amazon TOS require that developers not sell their items for less elsewhere, the developers have have been "convinced" that they had to drop the prices on Amazon (even if it is briefly), because of this.

      I'm sure we will hear from some developer that will pull a Shift Jelly like whining about how they were forced to do this.

  • Shad0wguy

    I'd rather get them from Google, since they are at least still paying the developers at the normal price, as far as we know. Amazon however is not, since they are free to change prices without the developers consent.

  • KJ

    Not a fan of Amazon Apps. If at some point you want to remove Amazon Apps from your device...all the apps you purchased through them stop working...something they don't tell you.

  • jerome

    I prefer the Android market or getjar

  • Madmork

    why use Amazon app store aside from price? if ever you delete the app store on your device your apps cease working. FAIL. Use Market or GetJar

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Kindle Fire users will find this handy, and perhaps other devices that don't have the Market. Plus, some apps may still be on sale if you missed them, while they already reverted to their normal price in the Market.

  • Exalted Ruler

    After using a free Amazon app. a couple of times, I then got a must be logged into Amazon store to USE the app. .... resulted in instant termination of anything amazon on my phone with extreme prejudice.

  • koniczynek

    The only difference is that I can't buy from amazon and can buy from Google.