Some Wednesday afternoon advice... you should consider buying an Amazon Fire Phone. Ok, before you laugh we want to say we mean it, you should get this handset, which admittedly was one of the greatest tech flops in history. A disaster of epic proportions, Amazon's first smartphone was not a failure because it sucked, so as it is now only $130 (with some incentives too) we just think it is worth a look a year on from its release.
Last week we wrote a guide on how to download the Amazon Appstore to your Android device to use as a third party accompaniment to the Google Play Store. The reason to have Amazon's offering is because the company often has stellar deals and giveaways that are simply not found on GP, just like this new sales bonanza where the online retail giant is giving away multiple high end apps.
Android is the top smartphone (and indeed tablet) operating system in the world in terms of market share. Like Apple's iOS App Store, the Google Play Store offers a dizzying array of applications and games, giving users huge choice and enhancing their experience. However, there are actually alternatives, or should we say potent accompaniments to the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Appstore is the chief example.
I have said numerous times before that it is worth downloading the Amazon App Store for Android as a companion to the Google Play Store. Sure, there are no exclusive titles on there, but every so often Amazon has a blockbuster sale that simply makes its App Store worthwhile, even for Android users. The retail giant is back again with another of those bonanza sales.
While deciding our awards there was usually an argument in the office as there are admittedly multiple worthy candidates in each category. However, when deciding the Failure of the Year there was hushed silence, followed by an almost instant outpouring of the same answer... the Amazon Fire Phone.
We told you yesterday that the Amazon AppStore was worth downloading to your Android device because the company has a load of sales throughout the year. Yesterday the company slashed the price on a number of apps and it was a one day deal. If you missed out Amazon has you covered for the next two days because the sale has been extended until January 2nd.
Amazon's AppStore is growing by huge amounts, and while it has nothing exclusive, it is really worth downloading it to your Android device as a companion to the Google Play Store. Not least because Amazon just keeps having sales, price reductions, and giveaways. Just a week after a free $220 amount of apps were made available, Amazon is back with a new deal.
Most people deserve a second chance, but in the tech industry you don't always get one. Luckily for Amazon, it is a huge company that does not make its money from hardware, so that means the company can afford to have another stab at the Fire Phone.
Everyone wants a Christmas present, and everyone wants something for free. With that in mind, Amazon is checking both boxes with a bonanza of an app sale. The company is giving away (as in free) a bunch of apps that total $220 in value. These apps range from a couple of bucks to $64.99 and come from some of the big hitters in the app market, with the sale running from December 24th to December 26th.
The Amazon Fire Phone is already a legendary device, but its status in the mobile world is for all the wrong reasons. Amazon, a company used to huge success with retail and even with hardware (Kindle Fire tablets) was well poised to join the smartphone bandwagon. However, the company got a lot wrong in delivering a solid device, but one that did not have flagship specs, was loaded with gimmicks and gateways to Amazon's sales pages, had a flagship price tag and was a carrier exclusive.