Amazon’s AppStore might not have a massive global presence yet, but they are continuing to expand at a rapid pace. In June, the company opened up their app store to Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Now the are bringing their successful Google Play alternative to Japan as well.
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
The Amazon App Store has a long way to go before you can compare it to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. They are making some headway, though, and this time it is with a maintenance update. With device targeting, customers will have an easier time finding the apps they need and developers will have an easier time managing the apps they develop.
If Mojang’s Minecraft Pocket Edition has been on your gaming radar, you’ll be ecstatic to hear that it has finally landed on Amazon Appstore for $7.
Amazon’s AppStore has quickly become the second most popular app source for Android, though it’s a far cry from being as successful as Google Play. Even though Amazon’s store has just 50,000 apps, they’ve made a following by securing a few popular exclusives. But now it seems that Amazon is losing one of their popular games. Critter Escape is now available through Google Play.
Amazon is offering a tempting range of Android tablets at attractive prices, backed by plenty of content. From the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to the budget Kindle Fire update, Amazon is going all-out for a win in the tablet market and Google should be worried.
As if Amazon needed something else to brag about after unleashing an exciting new line of Kindle products, the ecommerce company has reached a new milestone to cross off the list.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a smartphone that is meant to compete both with Google and Apple’s phones. This Amazon smartphone is apparently going to be manufactured by Foxconn,... the same Chinese company that also makes Apple’s iPhone, and they manufacture for a few other big tech companies in the industry as well.
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[Update] Amazon has issued a press release officially announcing the launch of the Amazon Appstore in several European countries. Read the full press release below.
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