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Android Marketplace

Android Marketplace
by Gary Woods

The Android Marketplace is the Google equivalent of Apple's iTunes App Store. It has nowhere near the number of apps that the App Store does but it still has a lot and most of the more popular ones for the iOS devices have their Android Equivalent.

To enhance the experience of getting Apps for Android Phones, Google came up with the Android Market which you can access from your PC browser. The search capabilities are much more robust on the website and when you log in with the account you have on your phone what your purchase will be downloaded instantly.

Since the Android is all about open source and alternatives another player for your Droid App Dollar has shown up in powerhouse retailer Amazon. One of the cool parts of the Amazon App Store is that they give away one paid app free every day. The other defining feature of the Amazon offering is exclusives.

If you'd like to give the Amazon App Store a try, enter that search term in Google and click on the link or go directly to In the upper right corner they'll ask you to enter your email address or mobile phone number. You will then be emailed or texted a link which you can click to install the app. There's also a link labeled "Learn more" which will walk you through the step by step installation.

I found the Amazon App Store very easy to use and who doesn't like free stuff every day?

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc