August 30, 2012 - 16:26 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Amazon has announced the roll-out of its Android Appstore in the first countries outside United States. The app market was only available in the United States until now, NDTV reports.
According to a press release from Amazon, the Appstore is now live in U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The Appstore release has fuelled the speculation of impeding Kindle Fire (2?) launch in the continent.
Customers can get the Amazon Appstore for their Android phones and tablets by visiting www.amazon.com/getappstore.
A Google Play Store competitor, Amazon Appstore provides access to a variety of free and paid Android applications. It also comes with features like the "Free App of the Day," which offers a paid app for free every day. Today's Free App of the Day is the ad-free version of "Angry Birds."
"Customers in the U.S. have purchased millions of apps, games, in-app items and subscriptions since the store launched last year, and we've received great feedback about discovery features like Free App of the Day. Amazon has spent years developing innovative features that help customers find and discover the products that are right for them and have applied that know-how to the Amazon Appstore. We're delighted to extend that experience to our European customers," said Jim Adkins, Vice President of Amazon Appstore.
According to Amazon, German, French and Italian customers will find "App-Shop" available today; in Spain, customers will find "Tienda Apps;" and U.K. customers will find the "Amazon Appstore for Android."