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Microsoft rolls out access to the Amazon Appstore Preview in Windows 11

Last October, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs in partnership with Amazon and its app store. However, the feature was only available to beta testers participating in the Windows

This Week in Apps: Dutch regulator orders App Store changes, China’s app numbers decline, 2021’s new million-dollar publishers

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

Amazon fixes its broken Appstore on Android 12 devices, which caused issues with apps launching

Amazon says it has fixed an issue with its Amazon Appstore that was causing issues with app launches for customers who had upgraded to Android 12 on their mobile devices. Earlier this month, reports b

Microsoft starts testing Android apps on Windows 11

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it didn’t mention anything about how it wanted to annoy users with a less functional taskbar, but it did talk quite a bit about how its new operating system

Amazon’s Appstore lowers its cut of developer revenue for small businesses, adds AWS credits

Amazon is following in the footsteps of app store giants Apple and Google with this week’s introduction of its Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program. The new program will reduce the

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year’s ruling by a federal judge who sided with the Federal Trad

Amazon’s New Fire HD 8 Adds Removable Memory And More

It's a pretty sad state of affairs in the tablet world when removable memory is a way to lead off a review but there you have it - the Fire HD 8, Amazon's latest addition to its tablet family, has a r

Amazon’s New Ad Platform Lets App Developers Target Both Android And Fire Users

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new advertising platform for mobile app developers who distribute their Android apps by way of Amazon’s Appstore or even Google Play. Called “

Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading

Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase. The feature was introduced back i

Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free

Amazon has been working hard to build up the popularity of its Android-based Appstore with consumers and developers -- borrowing from the well-thumbed Amazon playbook of deep discounts to drive usage.

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current impleme

BlackBerry Turns To Amazon To Fix BlackBerry’s App Problem

BlackBerry <a target="_blank" href="">has partnered</a> with Amazon in a deal that will brin

New Amazon Appstore Incentive Program Encourages Developers To Build For Amazon, Will Give Consumers “Cash Back” On Apps

Amazon today is announcing a major push designed to encourage developers to build apps optimized for its Amazon Appstore app marketplace, and its Fire OS mobile operating system which currently powers

Amazon Appstore Now Open To Web Apps, With One-Click In-App Purchases In Tow

Amazon today is announcing a significant expansion to its mobile application marketplace, the Amazon Appstore, which will <a target="_blank" href="">now be open</a

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App Expands To Support Video Upload & Playback On Android

<a target="_blank" href="">Amazon Cloud Drive Photos</a>, the photo uploading utility that helps move photos from a mobile device int

Amazon Launches Appstore and Developer Web Site In China

Amazon quietly launched its <a target="_blank" href="">Appstore in China this weekend</a> in a surp

Reports Detail Amazon Appstore’s Growing Influence, Revenue Potential

Amazon doesn’t share details on how well its Amazon Appstore apps sell, but according to mobile app analytics firm App Annie, the app marketplace is seeing growing traction among developers. The

Amazon Coins Are Steroids For The Amazon Appstore

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Charles Edward Hudson is a venture partner with SoftTech VC and the CEO and co-founder of Bionic Panda Games.</em> I have been trying to wrap my head around Amazon’s de

Amazon Appstore For Android Now Lets Users Test Drive Apps Right On Their Devices

Unless an app you have your eye happens to have a free demo version to muck about with, there's little one can do to try out an Android app on a device in advance. Sure, you could buy the app straight

Amazon’s Appstore For Android Turns One: 31K Apps, Millions Sold

This morning, Amazon announced its mobile app marketplace, the <a href="">Amazon Appstore for Android</a>, is celebrating its<a href="htt