King, developer of Candy Crush Saga, is making the popular game available in the Amazon Appstore for Android, creating a version that's optimized for the Kindle Fire tablet. "We've had such positive feedback from players regarding King's first Kindle Fire title, Bubble Witch Saga, that we now feel the time is right to bring Candy Crush Saga to Kindle Fire fans," said Tommy Palm, King's head of development for games.
Google Play is outdistancing the Amazon Appstore when it comes to downloads of free applications, according to Distimo, a mobile app analytics firm. It notes that the free version of Fruit Ninja on Google Play has 2.3 million device installs, compared with 250,000 downloads from the Amazon Appstore. Google Play's paid applications are also more popular than the Amazon Appstore's, Distimo found.