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39 Paid Android Apps For Free From Amazon Now Through Aug 15

Amazon is running another one of its big Android app giveaways.

Now through Aug 15th, 39 paid apps and games with a combined value of over $100 are free from Amazon. They include popular titles like Call of Atlantis (Premium), AVG Antivirus Pro, Mind Games Pro, Cubistry, Photo Lab Pro, Docs To Go Premium, LYNE and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. The full list is here Apps & Games : Free App of the Day Bundle. The regular price of these apps ranges from 99¢ to $11.99 each.



To get in on the free apps you need to have the Amazon App installed on your phone. Get it from Amazon.com by clicking here using the browser on your phone. Follow the prompts to "Allow Unknown Sources" and finish the installation. Then go back to the list of free apps with your phone browser and start downloading. Or you can "purchase" the free apps using the PC web version of the Amazon Appstore.  Then launch the Amazon App on your phone, tap the Menu icon in the top left, then tap My Apps and your purchases will show up on the Cloud tab. If you don't see them, tap the Refresh icon in the top right. If you need help, Amazon has help pages for their Appstore here.

Source: Amazon

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  1. Why doesn't amazon put their app portal in the play store? Side loading in 2015 is a little shady.

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    1. Because google doesn't allow it. Why would Google allow a competing portal?

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  2. Another way Android is superior to Apple: having to side-load an app that Google doesn't like is a simple matter. a mere inconvenience. You don't have to root (jailbreak) the phone in order to do this.

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    1. It's a different security model for sure. It's just as easy to argue that's a net plus as a net minus. At least Apple can push iOS security updates to all of their devices - we'll see if stagefright can be adequately addressed or not by google or not - my money is on no, and it's a matter of time before the net is full of apps that exploit this hole complete with instructions how to sideload "install from unknown sources".

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    2. Having an app store curated by just by one company (a company that isn't neutral due to its own selling of apps and content) isn't a good idea. Unless you like the idea of bookstores that only sell Random House Group. books, or a cable/satellite TV package that only has the Disney/ABC/ESPN channels...

      The Android app store is less locked down by a single "Great Authorit"y, which allows the app ecosphere to be driven somewhat more by user need than the whims of a few in the boardroom. That's a tilt in the balance Apple doesn't have.

      My antivirus took care of Stagefright right away, no worries.

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  3. In my view, a "security" model that makes it harder for the USER to do what they want with their OWN DEVICE is less secure. It's a pure net minus if I am prevented from installing the apps I need.

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  4. You can side load on either system, of course. In Apple, you have the major hassle of jailbreaking in order to do this,. You don't have this problem on Android it is a superior user experience.

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    1. Having your identity stolen, a key logger installed, email or other sensitive files copied from your phone, basically malware / Trojans in general rarely make for a good user experience, even if the user thinks they really want those emojis. Basically, caveat emptor - encouraging users to deactivate security features for a "free app" is not really a responsible thing to do. Amazon / Google need to figure this mess out and go legit.

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    2. I choose not to install those. Problem solved.

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  5. wow with all the news, it turns out that my android phone sucks (have samsung galaxy s4 on android 5.0 which is surprisingly not the latest android) because of all the so called new bugs and malware making the news. yeah, blame google and the phone manufacturers and then the telcos for the slow-as-molassas distribution of android updates for all the fragmentation of the slow upgrades of android. it's a wonder that android is so unsecure. of course, the cure is to keep buying the latest android phone with the latest version of android. but don't want to buy another phone. android phones becoming obsolete with the new android updates not getting to your phone and forcing you to buy the latest phone to get the latest version of android is like an illegal criminal extortion racket if you don't want to get attacked by all the potential nasties attacking android nowadays. good god, they say it's so easy to infect your phone by just sending a text to your phone where you don't have to look at it and don't have to click anything. so disappointed in android. it's like it's just as bad as having a windows computer.

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    1. I found out that my way out of date Android phone was automatically patched for the exploit the same day it was identified.

      Its not as bad as you think :)

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  6. Look at the reviews of these free apps. Many have FLURRY ANALYTICS or other spyware but there are a few gems in the bunch.

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