Amazon has started a summer give-away in the UK (and in the USA: mouse-over 'Shop by department', and then 'Appstore for Android' to see the offer) offering up to £100 of free apps to users of its Android App Store. Highlights among these freebies are some top utilities and entertainment titles including; media streaming system app Plex, Notepad+, OfficeSuite Professional, Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, Ravensword: Shadowlands and AccuWeather Platinum.
The giveaway spans today, the 27th and tomorrow, the 28th June. It is said to include 30 of the most popular apps available on the Amazon App Store. Amazon customers who don't currently use a Kindle device can get these apps on their regular Android smartphone, tablet or other device by downloading the Amazon App Store app from here (USA link here) via your device, or scanning the QR code shown below with your device. You also need to have the option for installing apps from 'unknown sources' checked in your Android device security settings.
The list of free apps, including their previous UK prices, is as follows:
The apps are roughly categorised into entertainment, games travel and office genres. Hopefully there are some titles here to appeal to HEXUS readers who own Android devices. I have previously 'bought' Plex for Android for £2.99 ($4.99) with some free Amazon coins so don't need to snaffle it this time around. Other notably useful freebies are the MyBackup Pro app, which usually costs £3.03 ($4.99) via the Google Play Store, and the highly rated Jump Desktop and Splashtop HD apps for remote desktop control.