I'm guessing that if Amazon had added it to Google Play Store, rentals would have had to use Google payments where Google gets 30% instead of Amazon. That or it'd work only with Prime, not rentals.
That is an excellent point. I hadn't thought of that. Like Microsoft's fight with Apple over their IOS Office app.
Amazon isn't making you change the "unknown store" setting--that would be Google. Android OS is set to only accept Play Store unless you deactivate that setting.
Actually they are since they could've added the app to Google Play like they do for all their others. Kindle is there, as is the main Amazon App.
Now if only they would add ChromeCast support... I know, we customers are never happy.
I'd like to think they have a chance. Their goals are certainly noble. But I wouldn't be too optimistic.
5532 south 43rd, isn't that Harry Buttle's place?
ohhhh big points for getting a Brazil reference in there!
The cynical amongst web analytics professionals accuse Google of hiding organic keyword searches from website operators in order to force them into paying for AdWords with its paid keywords.
I was wondering this myself, as someone who is very annoyed with the "(not provided)" entry in my Keywords list in Analytics. I know, hardly a big deal in the grand scheme. Call me selfish.
We have a Roku, and we purchase a lot of videos off Amazon and view it on our tv. We also have a Nexus 7, but can't view our Amazon stuff on our tablet. We have a few movies on Google Play, which we can view on our tablet, BUT NOT our tv. It's been quite annoying. Looks like this will solve some of these problems. Now we just need Amazon Instant Video for Android.
I was one of the "suckers" who bought Mass Effect 1 & 2 when Steam had them on sale. And just like EA predicted, once I reached the end of 2, I wanted to know how it all ended. So not only did they get me as a very reluctant Origin user, but they also have me seriously considering purchasing the Mass Effect 3 DLC's (which are still full price). Much more profitable and it doesn't upset your customer base (well, as much).
Dammit EA.... well played.