Amazon Android Appstore launching in 200 countries – Australia, Canada and South Africa
Amazon has announced that it is planning on expanding the Amazon Appstore to over 200 countries in the coming months, with the company recently notifying its app developers that they can submit apps to international Appstores soon.
New regions including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa and South Korea, all of which will be getting access to the Amazon Appstore with users based there able to download apps “in the coming months.”
This shows a massive commitment by Amazon to expand its Android Appstore globally, as prior to this announcement the Amazon Appstore has only been available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan.
The app is available for all to download on the Play Store and is also built into any of Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, which use the Android system. The Amazon Appstore allows Amazon to sell applications on its own terms outside of the Google Play Store.
It’s a big step for Amazon but with the Kindle range of tablets now looking to be a yearly update it’s something Amazon needs to do if it is to continue with its world domination.