Support No Amazon MP3 store on Inc

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cruzan1, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. cruzan1

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    I can't find the Amazon MP3 store anywhere. Not in Market or by searching. Wondering if Big Red didn't want it on there to make us buy tunes from their own store. My girlfriends Moto Droid came preloaded with it though and I really liked the interface. Anybody know where I can download this from?
     

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  2. jwm2

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    The amazon mp3 app tends to eat up alot of system resources for some unknown reason. Many eris rooted roms remove it by default for this reason. I don't use it personally but i'm sure you can find the apk for it if you do a google search. You need astro file manager to install it, but its a free download and an app everyone should have.
     
  3. Rubik76

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    I'd swear I saw a feature comparison somewhere that listed the Inc as not supporting the Amazon MP3 store, but I can't find it ATM. Personally I'm thrilled to see a piece of bloatware gone, but if it's an app you used, that's kind of a bummer.
     
  4. rushmore

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    That is weird about the Amazon MP3 app. Works great on my G1 and I only activate it when I need it. Should not mess with resources if you task kill it. Does not hog resources on G1.

    It was not included on Inc because HTC knew it did not work without a microsd card (the 6.6gb flash not working with apps issue). This is per Androidheadlines and them asking HTC.

    The app is nice, since easy to preview songs, download and they are not DRM protected :)
     
  5. cruzan1

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    exactly!

    I'll try the .apk and let everyone know how that works...
     
  6. brichi

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    cool, lease let us know.... This is something I love on my iPhone, just downloading tracks from itunes and playing them, My buddy has the moto droid and uses amazon all the time which was really cool, I was looking forward to have that option...

    are there any other apps that will allow it?
     
  7. cruzan1

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    Sweet! I was able to download the .apk to my phone and install it. It works perfectly. Thanks for the help!:D
     
  8. brichi

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    good to know, I just google searched amazon.mp3.apk and downloaded one last updated on April 16 2010, is that the one you used. I am new to the whole droid thing (getting DI tomorrow) so I just want to make sure I dont install the wrong thing and brick the phone
     
  9. neggie

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    where is the apk for the amazon mp3 store?
     
  10. hitdog042

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    I just transfer from iTunes. Works fine , but you have to move them from the folder, just not within the software.
     
  11. macdaddybuff

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    I would like to know this as well.
     
  12. jasonb1985

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    use rhapsody instead.
     
  13. Rubik76

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    I'm willing to post it if we can get a call from a mod on whether it's allowable.

    Paid apps can't be posted here. Free ones can. While I can't imagine any reason that this would be considered a paid app, the fact that it's not downloadable from the Market makes it a little unclear...
     
  14. ank218

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    I would like a link!!! Googled it, but not sure if there is a newer version or what?


     
  15. acidbath5546

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    Feel free to post the .apk.....
    It isnt a paid app so it doesnt cross over as "Warez".
    So you are good to go Rubik76, and thanks for sharing.


    Cheers!
     
  16. Rubik76

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    Groovy.

    This one is current - 4/28/2010.
     

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  17. jwm2

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    You can always check androlib.com to find the latest version of whatever app you are looking for. They also post links to the developer and many times give you the name of the apk file. Its a handy site to keep in your favorites list on your browser, expecially if you are looking for an app in particular or need to know what the latest version of an app is.
     
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  18. JoeGoe

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    Hello,

    I put the .apk on my phone and installed it, but I was wondering how to put it in the app drawer. Any help?
     
  19. ratchetjaw

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    Yes please post it
     
  20. Rubik76

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    It's there - see post 16 ;)
     
  21. Incredibleguy

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    I'm having issues with transfer from iTunes. Some songs show up, some do not. I'm transferring the folders over from the drive, not from the itunes program itself. Any tips?
     
  22. Rubik76

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    Are any of them DRM'd?
     
  23. Incredibleguy

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    That's definitely possible. Is there a way to tell before I transfer them?
     
  24. Rubik76

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    You might try this: WikiAnswers - How do you know if the music is protected by DRM

    EDIT: Also, I believe doubletwist will strip DRM. As to the legality of actually doing that... Now that iTunes songs are DRM-free, it might be acceptable to go back and strip DRM from old songs, but I kinda doubt it since DRM was a term of purchase back when you DL'd it...
     
  25. Coltknows

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    Meh! I do all my mp3 downloading from the laptop, so why waste valuable space on the Amazon MP3 app? IMHO, Verizon was smart not to include it in the preinstalled apps. I know its convenient, but you can't use gift certificate money through the app, and thanks to Coinstar, gift certs are my main method of mp3 purchase (I get a lot of coins at work). I spoke to a rep at Amazon, and he said its been an issue that they are working on, but its still not in the features list for a while.
     

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