Amazon is launching a new app for Android users that offers usually paid-for apps for free, with the U.S. e-commerce giant footing the bill.
The app, called Amazon Underground, offers its usual shopping features and is effectively a shopping site as well as an app store. But the big hook is that the Amazon is offering users popular apps that would normally have to be paid for on the rival Google Play store.
"Many apps and games that are marked as 'free' turn out not to be completely free. They use in-app payments to charge you for special items or to unlock features or levels," Amazon wrote on its website Thursday.