If you look for Amazon.com application on an Android tablet, specifically in my case on the rooted Nook Color, you might find out that for some reason it is not available, even if it is freeware. One other possible way is to install a 3rd party Android Market like the one from AppBrain. Amazon.com application is available from AppBrain Market, however if you try to install it, it still won’t work, producing an error message “Requested item could not be found”.
While personally I have no idea why the application is filtered – it might be a device model issue, a location issue or an Android version issue, one possible way to install it is by side-loading the application on your rooted Nook Color.
If you hadn’t root it yet, you can follow our extensive tutorials to do so.
Now, if you are able to side-load Android apps, you can download the latest version of Amazon.com mobile apk from here (at the date of writing, the latest version is 1.0.6), unzip it and install it with a file system explorer (I recommend Astro).
You can then sign in, access latest deals, recommendations, your shopping cart, search, etc.
I tested the application and it works correctly on the Nook Color with Android 2.1, however since it is the official Amazon app it should work fine on any other Android device. Jump after the break for the screenshot gallery. Read More…