Amazon launches Android Appstore, gets sued by Apple

By on March 22, 2011
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Early adopters to received Angry Birds; Amazon to receive angry lawsuits.

Despite Apple’s rather timed legal action against Amazon, the online retailer has gone ahead with the launch of its Android Appstore.

Apple is suing Amazon for using the word ‘App Store’ for their mobile application store for Google’s operating system. Amazon’s intentional contraction of the words into ‘appstore’ seems to be not good enough for the Cupertino ninjas who has reached out to the court to put a stop on the usage of the word, together or separate.

Meanwhile, while the two companies (or actually three, including Microsoft) quarrel over the issue, users can choose to check out Amazon’s appstore for their Android phone. Day-one adopters will receive a free copy of Angry Birds, which will be replaced by another app every day. A total of 3800 applications are available at launch . Users can access the appstore from their Android devices or use Amazon’s web interface to do so. The service is US only for now.


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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