Amazon Appstore for Android open for business

There’s been a lot of build-up to this moment, and the time has finally come: The Amazon Appstore for Android is ready to go.

By visiting Amazon.com/appstore, you can browse apps and games available from Amazon, as well as look at reviews, technical information, recommendations, screen-shots, developer info, and more. At first glance, using the Amazon Appstore is slightly overwhelming. There is a lot of content on every page, but if you’re familiar with Amazon, everything makes sense. If you’re not familiar with Amazon, it may take some getting used to.

Installing apps requires you to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android device, which goes as follows:

Click-by-Click Guide

You need to do this only once for each device. The clicks below should take less than 30 seconds.

Click 1

Open your device Settings and click “Applications”.

Click 2

If unchecked, click “Unknown sources”. If “Unknown sources” is already checked, skip to Click 4.

Note: AT&T Wireless does not support the Amazon Appstore for Android. See Help for more details.

Click 3

Click “OK” on the “Attention” dialog. “Unknown sources” will now have a green check.

Click 4

Open your notifications and click the e-mail message from Amazon Appstore.

Click 5

Click the link, “http://amzn.to/getamazonappstore“. The Amazon Appstore app will download to your device.

Click 6

Open your notifications and click “Amazon_Appstore.apk”.

Click 7

Click “Install”.

Click 8

Click “Open”.

That’s it!

Sign in with your Amazon.com account and start enjoying thousands of apps for Android.

You need to do this only once for each device.

Once you’ve completed the install process, you need to sign in, edit some settings online, and then you should be rolling.

For the first day of release, everything seems to be going smoothly. There are already some problems popping up with how difficult setting up an account and using the Appstore is, as well as some reports that if you don’t have the Appstore installed, some apps won’t work. Seems like a lot of work for Angry Birds Rio, but we’ll have to wait and see how things pan out. Until then, be sure to share you experiences with the new Amazon Appstore below.

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