Amazon is offering a number of premium Android applications worth $100 for free for two days via the Amazon Appstore for Android. This promotional offer is valid for June 27 and June 28, as part of the free app of the day programme.
The offer includes games like The Room Two, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Real Shanghai Mahjong and Sudoku 10,000 Plus and more. The list of 31 apps also includes some other productivity apps like 2Do:TodoList, aCalendar+, MyBackup Pro, Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, and more.
In case you haven’t downloaded yet the Amazon Appstore for Android app, you’ll found the walkthrough of how to do so via the Amazon page. Essentially, Android device users will have to go to Settings>Applications/ Security and check installation from ‘Unknown sources’. After that, they can install the Amazon Appstore for Android apk.
Earlier this month, BlackBerry Ltd had agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon’s app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.
“Making the Amazon Appstore available on BlackBerry 10 devices will help BlackBerry continue to meet two essential needs: greater app availability for our smartphone users and enhanced productivity solutions for enterprises,” Chen said in the statement.
The move allows BlackBerry to add a vast array of consumer-focused apps to its devices, and to focus on developing enterprise and productivity applications, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement.
BlackBerry customers using devices powered by its 10 operating system will be able to access popularAndroid apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft.
The apps will be available on BlackBerry 10 devices from this fall, when the company rolls out the BlackBerry 10.3operating system, the statement said.
The move is the latest by the smartphone pioneer to streamline its focus as it attempts to reinvent itself under new Chief Executive John Chen as BlackBerry phones have lost ground to Apple Inc’siPhone and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Galaxy devices.