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Amazon Android app store snaps leak, undercuts Google

Amazon Android app store snaps leak, undercuts Google

Images of the Amazon App Store have surfaced online, ahead of its expected launch later this month.

The good, good volk at German site Android News were able to grab our first look at the market after chancing their arm and typing 'http://www.amazon.com/apps' into their browser, bringing up what until now had been a closely guarded secret.

As far as the store’s design goes, it’s not much to write home about – looking for all the world like just another Amazon page.

amazon android app store

However, in news to cheer Fandroids everywhere, the pics do reveal that prices for the some of the apps are lower than Google’s official download store the Android Market.

Admittedly, they’re not much cheaper. The average saving is between 20 cents (12p) and 50 cents (30p). However, it does raise the enticing prospect of Android app stores competing against one another to offer the best price on big titles in future.

Amazon has yet to name a date for the launch of its store, although this is widely expected to be ni the next week or so. We do know, however, that it will be exclusively selling the next instalment of casual gaming phenom Angry Birds Rio from March 22nd, after inking a deal with games maker Rovio.

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