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Amazon Appstore Launching in Europe Very Soon

Steven Blum
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So far, Amazon's Appstore has been confined to U.S. shores. That all may change soon, though, as a report from All Things D indicates that Amazon has plans to launch their successful Appstore in Europe. Few details are known other than the fact that the launch date will probably be "later this summer."

If you're a European Android user, why should you care about having another app store? Well, Amazon's App Store has always been special. The company has partnered with certain app developers to offer many popular apps at deep discounts and offered Android versions of popular games like Plants vs. Zombies before anyone else.

All Things D is also speculating that Amazon may have plans to launch the Kindle Fire internationally, although they don't cite any exclusive sources for that particular rumor. Sales of the Fire have declined recently, which could be helped by international availability. But it would also mean that Amazon would need to secure liscencing deals for their music and video content, which sounds damn near impossible, especially since Google hasn't even been able to do so with their Books and Movies section on Google Play.  A summer launch of the Kindle Fire would also put it face-to-face with Google's Nexus tablet, which could be tough competition.

What do you think about Amazon App Store's potential foray into the European market? Are you at all interested in the Kindle Fire?

(Top photo:  AndroidAuthority.com)

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