PSA: Amazon Appstore giving 30 premium Android apps away for free

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Amazon really wants you to use its Appstore for Android. It's currently running a two-day promotion with over 30 paid apps—normally retailing for more than $100 cumulatively— available for free on all supported Android devices, not just the recently launched Fire phone.

Highlights (and their original prices) include:

  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing ($1.99)
  • Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 8th Editio ($29.99)
  • Instapaper ($2.99)
  • Photo Editor+ ($0.99)
  • Calengoo ($5.99)
  • Little Piano Pro ($5.99)
  • Flightradar 24 Pro ($2.99)

The deal ends Friday, so act fast if you're interested.

Getting the Amazon Appstore on your smartphone or tablet takes a little legwork if you're not using a Fire phone, since standard Android devices are locked to Google Play by default. You must head to the Appstore site on your device and download the .apk file. Then be sure you head to the security settings for your device and check the box labeled "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources."

Along with this promotion, the Amazon’s mobile storefront offers one paid app for free each day.

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