What came in as utterly disappointing news from Amazon is that it is very soon going to discontinue its Underground “Actually Free” app from the market; the app that was programmed to offer customer with free versions of Android apps.
Underground made its debut in August 2015 and according to the source Amazon is going to discontinue it from 2019, a whole long 4 years it has been surviving in the market.
At its onset, the free apps list includes most of the prominent games such as- Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Looney Tunes Dash!, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, etc. The current status of the Free App has more than 20,000 apps and games for users to play it all day and long.
Well, being a part of Amazon, this app had to be downloaded only from Amazon’s website as it is unavailable in Google Play. Google has its protocol that states that it won’t allow apps from competing app stores to be marketed in the Google Play.
The main idea with the app was to invent the window to lure in customers over to Amazon’s own hardware, the Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. Though unavailable in Play Store, it was available for customers with android devices from its website.
From May 31, 2017, the company is no longer going to accept submissions to the program from new users, though it shall continue to serve the existing participants as per their developer agreement.