Take That, Apple! Amazon Can Call Their App Store "Appstore" For Now

The war over the "App Store" name is far from over, but Amazon's been granted a small reprieve by a US judge, having denied Apple from requesting a preliminary injunction on the use of the term. While the judge didn't agree with Amazon's claims that "App Store" (or even "Appstore," as they phrase it) is generic, the… » 7/07/11 8:01am 7/07/11 8:01am

Amazon's Android App Store: Your New Android Market

The alternative app store for Android is now live—however much Apple doesn't like others using the term "app store,"—where US Android owners can download the new Angry Birds Rio game for free, along with 3,799 other apps. It's been years wandering the desert, but Android users finally have an app oasis of their own. » 3/22/11 4:20am 3/22/11 4:20am

Amazon's Android App Store DRM Policy Isn't So Crazy After All

Despite some worrisome earlier reports, Amazon has clarified the DRM policies for their forthcoming Android App Store and they're actually not that crazy at all. Whereas it was initially thought that Amazon App Store-downloaded apps would need to check in with the mothership every time they were launched (thus raising… » 3/07/11 6:05pm 3/07/11 6:05pm

Rumor: Amazon's App Store for Android is Coming This Month

Wake up sleepyhead, it's now March—and that means it's time for the rival Android app store, as boasted about by a mobile ad network, Millennial Media, on Twitter just now. Their tweet read: "Launching this month! Amazon Appstore for #Android-learn more here," and then included a link to a blogpost for developers.… » 3/01/11 11:10am 3/01/11 11:10am