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Amazon strengthens app store for Kindle Fire

Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Games from Electronic Arts, and several thousand more apps and games coming To Kindle Fire next week.

Kindle Fire will have access to Amazon apps market which will not just offer movies and TV shows, music, books, and magazines but Android apps and games.

Kindle Fire, which was announced in September this year and will be available in the US and UK market from 15th of this month, however will not have any access to Android Market.

Users will be able to register and pay for the app just once and enjoy it on their Kindle Fire and other Android-based devices all the time as it is backed up in the Amazon Cloud for re-download anytime. Also payment process has also been simplified so that you do not have to fill forms again and again on every purchase.

Amazon is offering several thousand of the most popular Android apps and games including Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, The Weather Channel and popular games from Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap and Rovio.

Amazon is also promising that all apps available through them will be tested to run properly on Kindle Fire. Amazon will also offer one paid app for free every day.

“We started talking to app developers everywhere the day we introduced Kindle Fire, and the response has been overwhelming,” Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle. “In addition to over 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and magazines from Amazon, we are excited to offer customers thousands of apps and games to choose from on Kindle Fire &#151 from Pandora and Rhapsody to Facebook and Twitter to Netflix, as well as popular games from EA, Zynga and many other top game developers. And this is only the beginning &#151 we’re adding more apps and games every day across all categories.”

One additional feature announced allows Kindle Fire buyers, who are also Netflix members, to browse and instantly watch unlimited TV shows and movies and resume watching where they left off on their TV or computer.

“EA is proud to be part of Kindle Fire,” said Bernard Kim, senior vice president and head of global sales and marketing at Electronic Arts. “On Kindle Fire, we’re offering some of the world’s most popular titles with incredible gameplay and breathtaking graphics that anyone can play and enjoy anytime, anywhere.”

Kindle Fire looks to be a very attractive choice given the fact that it offers more than 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games, as well as free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync for books and movies all for only $199 (Rs 10,000).

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