The two year old Amazon Appstore has already entered India a little over a month after the announcement of its arrival had been made. A substitute to the well known Google Play store, the outlet has embarked on its journey carrying a cartload of utilities and games for Android users residing in the realm and nearly 200 additional nations.
So this means that Google Play will no more be the dominant channel providing the necessary apps that an Android device needs. We aren’t saying that the official outlet doesn’t take care of most consumer needs when it comes to delivering utilities, but a tinge of competition can only add to users’ benefits.
Seen on the portal are some famous games such as Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled 2, Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD and more in the paid section, whereas the free app category can be seen comprising of Angry Birds Friends, Temple Run 2, Subway Surfers, Fruit Ninja and others. In spite of being made available in the region now, the store doesn’t parade localized pricing, unlike the Mountain View folks’ digital outlet.
As of now, the website demands that users connect their credit cards in order to purchase paid apps. This however won’t be necessary while downloading free services. When news regarding the portal turning up in the country had been revealed, the company had begun welcoming apps built by developers from within the region. This is probably why it comes as a surprise that no local apps can be spotted on the site just yet.
The Kindle Fire maker has already begun plotting ways to divert customers’ attention away from the traditional Android outlet. It has started by offering one paid app for free on a daily basis. Today, users can download Fruit Ninja which is otherwise worth $0.99, without shelling out a penny from their pockets.
The advent of the Amazon Appstore in India is a result of an upgrade that thrusts the portal to version 5.0. The digital outlet which offered support for merely 7 countries has gone ahead to include 195 regions in totality. Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and South Korea are some of the nations present in the list. Amazon Appstore arrives in India, challenges Google Play's reign - Mobiletor.com