September 21, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments
We’ve been doing a little bit of detective work around here to find out when Amazon’s Android Appstore would be launching, and it seems our prediction last week was right. Amazon is officially launching its Android Appstore this morning. The store will directly compete with Google’s Android Market.It all sounds like a dream for us Android owners: better prices, exclusive apps, higher quality apps, and so on. But, let’s not forget that this magical app store is not going to make everyone happy, especially AT&T Android users.According to PCMag, AT&T’s Android phones are the “most-locked down in the industry.” You can’t install third-party apps from outside the Android Market, which means you can’t install any apps from the Amazon Appstore.We found out last week that Rovio said it would release Angry Birds Rio on March 22 exclusively to the Amazon Appstore. The exclusive app is available for free today, but it won’t be available for those on AT&T right away.We checked on the Shazam app in Amazon’s Appstore, and found in the “Product Details” section under “Download restrictions,” there’s a part about AT&T saying that the company is working on enabling purchases from the Amazon Appstore in the near future.Amazon goes on to say that if you have an AT&T phone or tablet, you currently can’t install the Amazon Appstore or purchase apps from it. You can sign up at the AT&T website to be notified by AT&T when you will be able to install it on AT&T devices, though.