Originally Posted by OtterBooks
Unfortunately it alienates customers who shop the Amazon appstore for third party Android devices, but they chose to compromise that in favor of prioritizing the experience on the Fire. IMO it was a smart decision, even if they lose some Android users to the Google Market.
Yeah, screws over the companies that have signed deals with Amazon. Like Velocity Micro now has the Amazon App Store as their official marketplace on their devices. Those devices don't have the Android Market, just the Amazon store. People with those devices will be forced to root, and install the Google Apps in order to get apps that amazon now disallows.