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Amazon remembers it has an app store, promises to catch up with modern package support — eventually

Amazon remembers it has an app store, promises to catch up with modern package support — eventually

Starting next month, app bundles will be the default means of distributing Android apps in the Play Store. It's a way to dramatically reduce download size for apps that target different hardware and build in extra assets without taking up extra space. App bundles are coming to Amazon's branded Appstore, too. Someday.

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Weekend poll: Did Microsoft make the right choice with Amazon's Appstore for Windows 11?

Weekend poll: Did Microsoft make the right choice with Amazon's Appstore for Windows 11?

The biggest news of last week was Microsoft's announcement of Windows 11 — and, more relevant to us, the fact that the new OS will run Android apps. However, there is one major catch: The app store Microsoft plans to use is Amazon's. While sideloading apps will apparently be possible, we don't know what sort of restrictions or difficulties that might impose. So for this week's poll, we'd like to know: Do you think Microsoft is making the right choice using Amazon's Appstore on Windows 11?

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Windows 11 will run the Android apps you want (from the app store you don't)

Windows 11 will run the Android apps you want (from the app store you don't)

Microsoft is announcing the next generation of Windows today, complete with an all-new look and feel to its interface. There are a ton of changes arriving with Windows 11, but one new addition was genuinely unexpected. Android apps are coming to Windows 11 in the Microsoft Store, with an unexpected partner bridging the two platforms.

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Firefox is ending support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Firefox is ending support for Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices

Firefox came to Fire TV devices way back at the tail-end of 2017, available alongside Amazon's own Silk browser. Although there's plenty of reasons to access the web on a TV, it really only showed up for one reason. During the years where YouTube was unavailable on Amazon's streaming gadgets, Firefox provided an easy alternative. Of course, an official YouTube app has been back on Fire TV since 2019, significantly reducing the need for a third-party web browser. Starting on April 30th, 2021, Mozilla will no longer support Firefox on the Fire TV or its Echo Show.

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Get more for your money and never lose your game progress with Amazon Coins and the Amazon Appstore [Sponsored Post]

Get more for your money and never lose your game progress with Amazon Coins and the Amazon Appstore [Sponsored Post]

Why pay more than you have to for the games you love? When you use the Amazon Appstore, you can enjoy big savings with Amazon Coins. And for a limited time, you can get up to 30% refunded back to you when you make purchases in some of the most popular games around.

Amazon Coins are used to make in-app purchases just like cash in games downloaded via the Amazon Appstore, but at a discount to you. Each Coin has an equivalent value to one penny, so 100 Coins = $1.00. However, you don’t pay $1.00 for every 100 Coins. For instance, if you buy $100 worth of Amazon Coins, you will only pay $87 of your own money.

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Amazon Begins Sorting Appstore Reviews By Device And Version Number

Amazon Begins Sorting Appstore Reviews By Device And Version Number

A good review can make all the difference when deciding on an app. But a review is only as good as it is relevant, so Amazon is tweaking the way the Appstore displays them.

The Appstore will start showing reviews that are specific to your device and version number.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Offers Over $30 Of Appstore Apps And Games For Free, Including Lifeline, Last Horizon, And Goat Simulator MMO

[Deal Alert] Amazon Offers Over $30 Of Appstore Apps And Games For Free, Including Lifeline, Last Horizon, And Goat Simulator MMO

There are probably quite a few new Amazon Kindle tablet owners poking through their brand new gadgets this morning, and to encourage new customers to check out what the Appstore offers, Amazon is giving some of its best games for free. A couple of its best games, anyway - the rest of today's 13 freebies are less than notable. But gamers will definitely want to grab textual space adventure Lifeline, atmospheric exploration game Last Horizon, and the zany fantasy-themed Goat Simulator MMO Simulator.

Here's the full list of currently free titles.

  1. 2Do ToDo List ($6.99)
  2. AVG AntiVirus PRO Android Security ($11.99)
  3. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown ($5.99)
  4. Bridge Constructor Playground ($2.62)
  5. Christmastry
  6. Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood ($2.99)
  7. Goat Simulator MMO Simulator ($.99)
  8. Lifeline ($.99)
  9. Victor's Cold!!
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Get More, Play More With The Amazon Appstore And Amazon Coins [Sponsored By Amazon]

Get More, Play More With The Amazon Appstore And Amazon Coins [Sponsored By Amazon]

Whether you're a hardcore mobile gamer or just someone who likes to use games as a distraction to pass the time, basically everyone plays games on their smartphone and/or tablet. With the popularity of mobile games in recent years, however, we've also seen a rise in in-app purchases and higher-priced mobile games. But sometimes it's just hard to justify spending any additional money on virtualized currency or other in-game perks.

Amazon gets that, and the introduction of the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Coins are the company's answer to high game and IAP costs. First off, let's take a closer look at what's going on with Underground.

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The Amazon Appstore Offers 33 Free Apps And Games Worth $70+ For Halloween

The Amazon Appstore Offers 33 Free Apps And Games Worth $70+ For Halloween

Amazon really likes to package a bunch of regularly paid apps and give them away for free, seemingly at every opportunity. The latest batch is ostensibly in honor of Halloween, though a lot of the paid apps being offered don't really have any connection with the holiday. We don't mind - anyone who's been keeping up with these promotions has built up quite a little library of freebies by now. You can see the full collection here.

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[Update: Now On Google Play] Minecraft Pocket Edition v0.12 Adds Controller Support, Five Player Cross-Platform Multiplayer, And More

[Update: Now On Google Play] Minecraft Pocket Edition v0.12 Adds Controller Support, Five Player Cross-Platform Multiplayer, And More

Minecraft Pocket Edition updates are often filled with minute changes that you have to be familiar with the game to understand. Version 0.12.1's changelog includes a number of these tweaks. For example, there's "Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish" and "Golems. We recommend you approach with caution." Also, "Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!"

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