Amazon gifting $50 in Android apps to celebrate first Appstore birthday

Here’s a nice, quick deal for those Android users brave enough to install Amazon’s Appstore. The company is celebrating its Android store’s first birthday by giving away $50 in paid apps — and some of them are pretty good.

Titles like Monopoly, Swype, Worms 2: Armageddon, SketchBook Pro, POLARIS Office, mSecure Password Manager, Runtastic PRO GPS and Ski Safari: Adventure Time are just a few of the 15 apps in total being given away for free this Friday and Saturday.

Of course, you’ll need to download Amazon’s Appstore to get them, which must stay installed in order to use these apps — no pump and dumps here, unfortunately. But still, the Appstore itself is far less of a battery drain and performance hog than it used to be, so there’s a bright side to everything.