amazon app storeDo you find it to be extremely interesting that without having to have a platform of its own, Amazon has managed to do just fine where its mobile apps are concerned. In fact, Amazon recently announced that “[a]pp downloads in the Appstore have grown more than 500 percent over the previous year.” Now that is a huge figure by any margin, and you can say that the two biggest drivers of such growth will, in all probability, be due to Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet line that was first introduced to the masses in September 2011, followed by strong developer support for programmers in order to develop compelling Android applications for Amazon’s tablets.

Do you think that Amazon’s own mobile devices are the main engine of growth for the Appstore’s explosion, or does it have to do with other Android-powered smartphones and tablets manufactured by other folks. In fact, there are a few handsets that come with the Amazon Appstore pre-installed, although the majority of them do not.

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