Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Dr. Triffid
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    shetach's Avatar

    Posts
    60 Posts
    Global Posts
    78 Global Posts

    Default Amazon app strore question

    If I installed amazon app store and downloaded an app from there, then went ahead and uninstalled amazon app store, will I lose the app I downloaded from the app store?
    Thanks
  2. #2  
    fdalbor's Avatar

    Posts
    15 Posts
    Global Posts
    696 Global Posts

    Default Re: Amazon app strore question

    No you would not lose the app, but you would not get updates



    Sent from my KFTT using Mobile Nations mobile app
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Amazon app strore question

    The app wouldn't be uninstalled, but you would not be able to run it.

    Apps from the Amazon store are altered to require the presence of the AppStore on the device -- as well as a network connection. This was a problem I had with Amazon store apps on a wi-fi tablet I used for audiobooks and light gaming. I wouldn't run it for a couple of days and then open it in some remote location -- only to have it inform me that I didn't own the apps and that I should open the AAS to correct that. With no wi-fi connection, I had to tether to my phone to get to the AppStore to verify before I could use apps for which I had shelled out money.

    I am in the process of buying those apps I really use again through the Play Store. When that's done, I'm going to complain to Amazon until I get refunds on those apps. I've read that they make no secret of their network requirement, and will give money back to some customers who are unhappy with being locked out of their apps.

    Sent from some Android device or another using the AC Forums app.
    MHBlink8 likes this.
  4. #4  
    Evilnut's Avatar

    Posts
    547 Posts
    Global Posts
    557 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Amazon app strore question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Triffid View Post
    The app wouldn't be uninstalled, but you would not be able to run it.

    Apps from the Amazon store are altered to require the presence of the AppStore on the device -- as well as a network connection. This was a problem I had with Amazon store apps on a wi-fi tablet I used for audiobooks and light gaming. I wouldn't run it for a couple of days and then open it in some remote location -- only to have it inform me that I didn't own the apps and that I should open the AAS to correct that. With no wi-fi connection, I had to tether to my phone to get to the AppStore to verify before I could use apps for which I had shelled out money.

    I am in the process of buying those apps I really use again through the Play Store. When that's done, I'm going to complain to Amazon until I get refunds on those apps. I've read that they make no secret of their network requirement, and will give money back to some customers who are unhappy with being locked out of their apps.

    Sent from some Android device or another using the AC Forums app.
    For the reasons you listed I dumped the Amazon app store about 2 years ago. It's just not worth it to go through them and put up with their requirements when I can just get the same app on the Play Store, get faster updates and use it whenever I want no matter what on any device I have. I would rather pay a buck or two for an app on the Play Store and not be restricted than get it free from Amazon and have to put up with their BS.

    Posted via my Nexus 10 using the totally awesome Android Central App
    Tim
    Moto X
    Nexus 10
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Amazon app strore question

    Yep. They got me because I keep a balance with Amazon for one-click impulse purchases. Google didn't have that option until a while after that, so whenever I needed or wanted something with a cost, chances are I got the Amazon version.

    Sent from some Android device or another using the AC Forums app.

Similar Threads

  1. new to android custom rom questions
    By Bobby Williams4 in forum Samsung Galaxy S5 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-13-2015, 04:17 PM
  2. Phone crashes when I attempt to uninstall app
    By cvaisey in forum Moto X (2013)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-18-2014, 02:19 AM
  3. How to know what apps are safe?
    By fandroid18 in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-25-2014, 09:54 PM
  4. App Usage
    By AKFL3TCH3R in forum HTC One M8
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-25-2014, 02:45 PM
  5. Please cancel
    By BillDennes in forum Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooting, ROMs & Hacks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2014, 12:06 PM

Posting Permissions