Last week Amazon announced unlocked Android phones with exclusive pricing for Prime members, and today those phones will start arriving on customer doorsteps. The all-new BLU R1 HD is only $49.99 ( $50.00 off its retail price of $99.99 ) and the new fourth-generation Motorola Moto G is $149.99 ( $50.00 off its retail price of $199.99 ). Each phone is offered unlocked, with no commitment to a contract, giving Prime members the flexibility to switch between wireless carriers and service options to best fit their needs. The BLU R1 HD and Moto G feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Google Mobile Services, including Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube , and Google Play. A single sign-on experience provides Prime members easy access to their Prime benefits through the most popular Amazon apps, including tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, over one million songs and playlists with Prime Music, unlimited photo storage and backup with Prime Photos, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, FREE two-day shipping on millions of items, and more. Customers also get access to thousands of apps, games and in-app items that are 100% free with Amazon Underground, and can shop a personalized selection of Amazon's daily deals right from a new home screen widget. Currently, the devices are only available to customers in the United States.
Reach Millions of Customers on More Devices
The Amazon Appstore has never been available on a broader range of devices and platforms. It’s no wonder 65% of the surveyed developers also say that the Total Revenue achieved on the Kindle Fire is similar to, or even better than, what they experience with other major platforms.
In addition to Fire tablets, Fire TV and other Android devices, the BLU R1 HD and Moto G will help increase the reach of Amazon developers by bringing the Amazon Appstore and the Underground Program to more Prime customers. With millions of Prime customers in the United States, having Amazon Underground come pre-loaded on the BLU R1 HD and the new Moto G presents a great opportunity for you to get your apps and games in front of a brand new audience and make more money.
How Do Developers Make Their App Available?
85% of Android apps submitted to the Amazon Appstore just work. You can find out whether your app has any of the common issues that can block publication on the Amazon Appstore. Our App Testing Service also gives you access to additional test results that show you how your app looks and performs on live devices. Start the test here.
Ready to Get Started
If you’re interested in publishing apps and games to the Amazom Appstore, you can do it in a few easy steps:
- Register for a free developer account.
- Test your app or game for free
- Submit your app
That’s it! In just three steps, you can get your app in front of all the customers that trust and love Amazon’s mobile shopping experiences.