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Old 06-13-2011, 05:30 AM
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Default Apple to Amazon Appstore for Android: Find Another Name!

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macworld.com/article/160473/2011/06/apple_amazon_appstore.html#lsrc.rss_main' target='_blank'>http://www.macworld.com/article/160...l#lsrc.rss_main</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple this week called Amazon&rsquo;s Appstore for Android &ldquo;inferior&rdquo; as it urged a federal court to block the online retailer from using the term &ldquo;appstore,&rdquo; court documents show. In the same filing, Apple also cited Android security problems, including one last week where Google was forced to pull more than 30 malicious apps from its own Android Market."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1307939129.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Interesting that while Apple is still facing opposition from Microsoft in their efforts (starting in 2008) to trademark "App Store," they're trying to get Amazon to not use "appstore." Apple asserts that Amazon's content delivery is "inferior" (not the Android OS), and that Amazon's hosting of arguably insecure apps tarnishes Apple's brand (mark), in part by allowing apps for "rooted" (or jailbroken in Apple's parlance) systems to be hosted at Amazon. I wonder if this is a bit of retribution for Amazon opening its "Mac Software Downloads"&nbsp; store to compete directly with Apple. Somebody being vindictive in Cupertino?</p>
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:37 AM
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Ok, Apple, how about a new and magical notification system for iOS 5 that you didn't copy from Android. How about a UI you didn't copy from the Nintendo Wii. How about keeping the iTunes ball and chain for iOS 5 instead of coping what Android did that just makes sense.

What's Apple talking about anyway? I think the Amazon's App store and Music store for Android are both excellent! Do any of you not like the Amazon App store? Sure, you have to keep it installed to use the apps but for a free paid app every day who cares?!?! I'm very glad to have it on my phone. It's not the only store I use but I'm very glad for it! The reviews/ratings on it are bad but I blame the users on that. I like the way it gives ways to contact the developer or amazon about an app. I also like the way it presents the app photos and video.
 
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