dealsamazon appstore for android 5th wave of $.25 apps

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Link for the official Google Play sale: https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_celebrate_25_billion

Just in case you'd rather not get Amazon involved.

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The Amazon Appstore does check for compatibility, at least for the device you are buying from. I have two very different tablets, and some apps are not compatible and Amazon refuses to sell me those. When I do purchase one or get their free app of the day, it is available on both tablets - but a few of those will not install on the older tablet.

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@sinner3k: Just set up a shared house account. We share calendars, contacts and apps through an account on both phones, without having to share our personal gmail info..

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@kc6201: No. When you buy an app on the Google Play store, you get it for all devices you own or will own. The only caveat is that some apps are incompatible with some devices; there is a button on every app's page that will tell you which of your devices the app will run on. I don't think amazon's app store does this check, since it is primarily intended for the kindle fire.

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@wlcrm: You are correct that Amazon's app store does not check for compatibility. The only reason I prefer using Amazon is that it's so much easier to share across devices. Google's store is inked to your profile with Google (usually your gmail address), so it's almost impossible to share with my wife's phone. With Amazon, you can log in using your Amazon account across all devices as long as you trust the user. So I can link my phone, her phone, her Fire, and my crappy but strangely beloved Pocket Edge to the same account and pay once for four devices. Plus, I don't have to have an account at the Play store. I've had an Amazon account for god knows how long, so it's not an issue.

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Amazon App Store DOES check for compatibility. I have my S3, Xoom, dectivated Incredible, my wife's S3 and my daughter's Droid X all linked to the same Amazon account. It shows me in the list to the right which devices the app will work on; this feature does seem to only be available on the Web site, but it does check compatibility.

I — almost exclusively — shop at the Amazon App Store because it is much easier to share apps between devices. I don't need my Google account on all the other devices in the house, so my wife and daughter don't have to log in and out of their Google accounts in the Play Store, which automatically activates/deactivates apps based on Google Account. One Click billing, to me, also seems easier.

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I've noticed that the Amazon price matching deals seem to be outperforming the original Google deals. I'm too lazy or drunk to look at the past comment threads to see if this has been discussed, but is there a particular reason for this? Looking at the Amazon deals, it does not appear to have all of the same apps that Google has at this moment.

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@stark: many of the amazon versions are optimized for the kindle fire.
I also like dealing with the amazon appstore much more than googleplay, easier purchase process, and the app is available on ALL my devices after I buy it.

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@stark: yah and last year they were offering10-20 store credit for pre-purchase of games (not seen so much this year). It is the not wanting to lose customers/ attract them so they are now used to buying there and will continue to out of habit. Itis a balance that all sellers walk, because as the deals fade so will the customers, but it can be expensive to attract them, tough tight rope.

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@kamikazeken: Wait, are you saying that when you buy an app at GooglePlay you can only use it on one device? I only own one device at this point, so I have no idea how this works. I'm looking to get another one in the future since there is some problem with my Galaxy Tab's hardware that makes it necessary to factory reset it every once in a while. When I get a new tablet will I able to use the apps on it I've already purchased?

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5 Apps are left at $.25, get them while you can.

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I would buy everything from Amazon if I could so that I could share between family members using the same account. However, Amazon doesn't have many of these games that Google is discounting. Plus, for many of the good apps that Amazon DOES sell, it is only selling/discounting the non-compatible Kindle versions.

Oh well. At $0.25 each, what's wrong with repurchasing each app for the entire family?

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Of course you can share with the Google account. just add your account to the other person's device in the Accounts/add account area. Remove it afterward if you like. If that person is backing up the account with Google, they then own it also.

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Guns N Glory WW2 !!! Loved the first one and did not know they made a new one!
And only for $.25 .... Yes yes yes!

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I bought PicSay Pro, and recieved a $1 credit to buy an album or MP3, only $1 but it's better than nothing, so pretty cool if you ask me. Out of all the apps google put up I bought about 4 from them and 1 from amazon. I think I was able to get picsay pro a day later as I didn't see it day 4, and I missed day 3.