Five Up, Five Down: The Good And The Bad Of The New Amazon Fire Phone

1. Con: Inferior App Ecosystem

Amazon's app store has 240,000 apps and is growing, but it doesn't compare to over 1 million apps available on the Apple app store and Android's Google Play. As we all know, your phone is only as good as its software, and that is why Windows Phone has not yet taken off. What are some of the big apps missing? Well, for starters the Amazon app store does not have any Google apps. This includes the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps. Amazon's homemade email, maps and calendar apps come preinstalled on the phone.

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