Coby and GetJar Team Up to Provide COBY KYROS™ Tablet Customers with Access to Thousands of Free AppsPRESS RELEASE | 2011-10-11 | Grand Communications
Lake Success, NY and San Mateo, CA, October 11, 2011 - Coby Electronics Corporation, the consumer electronics leader with products designed to fit every lifestyle, and GetJar, the world's largest free app store, today announced a partnership that will enhance Coby's newest lineup of top-selling Android™-operated COBY KYROS™ tablets by giving consumers seamless access to thousands of free apps offered by GetJar.
"Coby is thrilled to announce an alliance with GetJar to provide COBY KYROS consumers the opportunity to view and download customizable apps across a wide variety categories, which will enhance the overall customer experience," said Michael Troetti, President, Coby Electronics Corporation.
"Teaming up with Coby so that more consumers can discover and enjoy free, premium Android apps is right in line with our current mission," said Chris Dury, COO of GetJar. "We are pleased Coby Electronics Corporation has selected us to be their app store partner."
Under the new arrangement, users can access the GetJar site and quickly view and download thousands of the most sought-after apps simply by clicking on the pre-installed GetJar icon, allowing them to completely customize their COBY KYROS tablet to complement their individual lifestyle. Through the GetJar store, KYROS users will now have access to Android apps spanning a wide variety of popular categories, including Education, Social & Messaging, Entertainment, Finance, Food, Games, Health, Search, Lifestyle, Maps, Music, News & Weather, Photos, Productivity, Religion, Shopping, Sports and Travel.
Coby's newest Android 2.3-operated KYROS tablets will come preloaded with the GetJar market, beginning this month with the 7" MID7012, followed by three new capacitive touch models: the 7" MID7127, the 8" MID8127 and the 10.1" MID1126. The debut units will be available in time for the holidays. GetJar also is compatible with all existing COBY KYROS models through an APK accessible on the Coby Electronics website.
About GetJar GetJar is the world's largest free app store with over two billion downloads to date. The company distributes more than 150,000 mobile applications across a variety of operating systems, including Android, Blackberry, Java, Symbian and Mobile Web. In 2010, GetJar was named a Technology Pioneer Award Winner by the World Economic Forum and listed by TIME magazine as One of the 10 companies that will change your life. GetJar is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the UK and Lithuania. For more information, please visit www.getjar.com and follow us @GetJar.
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