Google Play do not need any kind of introduction. Every Android user knows that it is the official market application from Google for downloading and selling Android applications on your Android mobile or tablet. Amazon also launched its very own Android application market couple of years ago after Google allowed the third parties to set up and launch their own Application markets or shops. The idea was speculated when Amazon launched its own Android tablet, Kindle Fire. Using different types of marketing and publicity strategies, the Amazon application store has become one of the biggest platforms for selling and buying Android apps. Now let us compare both the Application stores on various aspects to find out which one offers the more for the end-user.
As you all know, Google Play Store is pre-installed on most of the android devices while Amazon appstore APK needs to be manually installed on your phone to gain access to the application store. You also need to have an Amazon account to get access to all the applications on Amazon appstore and run them; on the other hand to access Google Play store you just need to have a Gmail account. At the present there are some devices that do not support installation of Amazon application store which is a major drawback.
Number of Applications
If we compare the number of application present on both the application stores, there is no doubt that Google Play Store is the winner as Google Play surpassed the 1 million applications milestone recently. If any new application released, it is obvious that you will see it on Google Play first when compared to Amazon appstore. Currently the Amazon app store have around 60,000 applications which is a lot less that Play Store, but the quantity of application is increasing at a very fast rate in Amazon appstore. It is important to notify you that all the applications available in Amazon app store are organized by Amazon.
Google Play Store is being used by Android users since 5 years, which is updated from time to time by the developers. Each and every application present on Google Play Store has its own page with its details, features, reviews, screenshots, video etc. But when we look at Amazon’s application store, we can see all the efforts of Google Play Store is going waste. Amazon app store has very simple and easily navigable interface. The applications are divided into two parts; “Top paid” and “Top free” which the user can easily go through and download the application of their choice.
Deals and Offers
At present Google play Store is not offering any type of discounts or deals on its applications. But if you want any kind of such offers, you can go to Amazon app store. One of the best offer from Amazon appstore is they offered one paid app for free everyday to its users since the time of starting of Amazon’s appstore.
Google offers its users very simple and effective return policy. If you do not like any application then you can get your money back for the paid app by uninstalling it before 15 minutes after the purchase. Amazon application does not provide any kind of such policy as of now.
The clear winner of this comparison is surely the Google Play as from the above points you can see the Amazon Appstore has some big drawbacks like not easy to set up, less number of apps and no return policy. Most of the users will probably choose to stick with the default Play store came with their Android device to simplify the things. But if you really don’t wish to use the Google Play store for any reason, Amazon appstore is the second best available there.
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