Amazon today announced that it is accepting app submissions for distribution in its Appstore later this year in Japan. That'll bring a strong alternative source of Android applications to millions of people, as well as a potential new revenue source for developers.

No word on when downloads will be made available; Amazon merely said "later this year."

Source: Amazon


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Amazon opening Appstore to Japan, accepting submissions now


Now the Japanese have access to the worst app store in the world. Have fun using apps that require an Internet connection for license verification to function, and seeing the app store show up as draining 7%+ of your battery every day, even though you haven't used it.

Just stay away and don't use it.