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Amazon Appstore grows 500% YoY, has the Kindle Fire to thank for it

The downloads in the Amazon Appstore are up 500% from last year, which makes it the fastest growing app repository around.

Of course, Amazon mostly has its aggressively priced Kindle Fire and Fire HDs to thank for that but we shouldn’t underestimate the other Android smartphones that use it daily. That free app per day promotion has certainly helped the growth, too.

There were no specific numbers given though, nor did we get a free apps vs paid apps breakdown.

The Kindle Fire (original and HD) tablets can only download apps from the Amazon Appstore, whereas other Android smartphones can opt-into the Amazon repository.

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