Amazon just sent over a little note reporting that it is now offering 31 of its most popular Android apps for free (opens in new tab). The catch is that these apps will only be offered as freebies on Friday and Saturday; they go back to their original prices on Sunday.
The news arrives after the company introduced its Fire Phone last week. The phone includes a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution that's powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, the Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Other features include a 13MP camera on the back, a 2.1MP camera on the front, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage, dual stereo speakers and more.
The company also introduced Fire TV back in April. This $99 set-top-box measures just 0.7 inches thin, and packs a quad-core processor along with a dedicated Adreno 320 graphics engine. There's also 2 GB of memory, dual-band Wi-Fi, Full HD 1080p streaming, and both HDMI and optical audio-out, enabling up to 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
These two hardware units join the company's Appstore app that's offered to Android devices (side-loading required). To steal customers away from Google Play, Amazon also provides a free app to customers every day. When asked why Amazon is offering all these free apps, an Amazon rep told Tom's that the company from time to time will bundle these free apps together, as seen today.
Amazon's two-day giveaway features a mixture of apps spanning planning, travel, weather, productivity and games. These apps include AccuWeather Platinum, Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, MyBackup Pro and even Card Wars: Adventure Time. Here's the full list:
Travel and Weather Apps
- AccuWeather Platinum ($2.99)
- Travel Interpreter ($9.99)
- MobiLearn Talking Phrasebook, English-French-German-Italian-Spanish ($9.99)
- Pho.to Lab PRO ($2.99)
Productivity and Utility Apps
- Jump Desktop ($9.99)
- Root Explorer ($3.99)
- Notepad+ ($0.99)
- 2Do: Todo List | Task List ($6.99)
- Pocket Informant 3 ($9.99)
- Business Calendar ($4.99)
- Splashtop Remote Desktop HD ($8.99)
- MyBackup Pro ($4.99)
- Acalendar+ ($3.99)
- EZ Money Manager ($9.95)
- Plex ($4.99)
Fun & Games Apps
- Enigmatis: The Ghoshs of Maple Creek ($2.99)
- League of Heroes Premium ($2.99)
- CrossMe ($4.95)
- Real Shanghai Mahjohn ($2.20)
- CLARC ($2.99)
- Pinball Deluxe Premium ($2.99)
- Wedding Dash Deluxe ($0.99)
- Sudoku 10,000 Plus ($2.49)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($2.99)
- Dungeon Village ($4.50)
- The Room Two ($4.50)
- Card Wars – Adventure Time ($3.99)
- Ravensworld: Shadowlands ($6.99)
- Loco Motors ($1.99)
- Dr. Panda's Bus Driver ($2.99)
- PUZZINGO Puzzles (Pro Edition) ($14.99)
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