Amazon’s Android app stores lets you buy apps without device

By on February 21, 2011
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Stock up on apps while you eagerly await your Android.

The time between ordering your new Android phone and actually receiving it can be gruesome, at least for us techies. All we want to do is tear open the box, switch on the robot and get going on some apps. But alas, we have to wait for days before we can jab away at the Marketplace.

But Amazon understands our plight and have offered a service in their upcoming App Store to allow anyone to download apps even before they have received their device. For example, if you buy an Android smartphone or a tablet from Amazon, you can immediately start stocking up on apps. Once you have the device, you will only have to associate it with your Amazon account to get all purchased apps downloading.

In their blog post, Amazon also pointed a few marketing tools to woo developers into investing in their app store. Once such tool is the ‘What do customers ultimately buy after viewing this item?’, showcasing products that a user ended up buying after looking through similar product pages. The app store will also feature ‘Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…’ linking up similar apps that not only what others have bought but even those that work best together, like travel and notes applications.

Amazon has yet to announced when the app store will be launching.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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