As I’m sure you have heard Amazon has released there “AppStore” on to the world for Android. Many developers are up in arms over the strange terms that Amazon has required of publishers. There was a pretty good article today why publishers should stay away from the current Amazon AppStore.
I just wanted to add one more comment about the topic. Google makes money from Android in two ways. One is selling the Android + Google Services (like maps/market) to manufactures. The other way is by taking a cut of market sales. Their cut is 30% off the top. But for the 30% they distribute, market, track and most importantly they use some of that money to improve both Android and the services built on top of Android. Frankly its a good value for me. Even if Amazon perfectly matched Google’s terms, I wouldn’t use them. They just don’t give back to the Android development community like Google does.