Amazon’s Android Appstore comes to the UK
Talking of Android users paying for apps… here comes Amazon putting its (European) weight behind Android offerings.
We reported back in June that Amazon Appstore would be coming to the UK (and Germany, France, Italy and Spain) “later this summer”. Well, it’s here, Amazon has officially announced.
The Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal – a source of Android apps for tablets ad smartphones – will live at www.amazon.co.uk/get-appstore.
“Customers in the US 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, said Jim Adkins, Vice President of Amazon Appstore. We evaluate and test games and apps before making them available in the Appstore so we ensure customers have a great experience with the games and apps they purchase.”
“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.”
Amazon also says in its announcement:
“In addition to localised content and a localised mobile store for each specific country, European customers will have access to popular Amazon Appstore 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’; and the PopCap favourite ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ will be offered for free tomorrow. All Free Apps of the Day are specially selected for the Free App of the Day programme. Apps and games purchased from Amazon can be used across a customer’s Android devices, enabling them to buy an app or game once and enjoy it everywhere.”
Now all we are waiting for is the Amazon Kindle Fire to show up in the UK… (And also time to start developing your own Android apps!…)