As much as we like Spotify for Android, there are a few things missing from its catalogue. Thankfully Amazon’s MP3 store for Android is launching in the UK soon and you’ll be able to fill in the Fab Four and Led Zeppelin-shaped gaps in your phone.
Customers in the States have been able to buy tunes from Amazon on their Android devices since 2008, but we’ve just heard via Fone Home that on-board access to Amazon MP3 will be a standard feature of Android 2.1 (aka Eclair), due to be sent out to most Android phones over the coming weeks. The Google Nexus One of course comes with Android 2.1 pre-loaded.
This means that customers will be able to download singles direct to their Nexus One for as little as 29p per track, straight out of the box. By contrast iPhone customers can download individual songs from the iTunes Store from 79p per track. Amazon MP3 also offers customers promotions such as Friday Five – five albums for the cost of a fiver. Amazon MP3 is currently running January Deals, with selected albums going for as little as £2.99. Amazon’s tunes are only available in MP3 format and are DRM-free.