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Amazon expands App Store's global reach

Chuong H Nguyen 8

Amazon says that its Appstore for Android is now available in 236 countries and territories following this recent expansion of 41 more regions. That said, not all apps within the Amazon Appstore catalog will be available in all regions due to local laws and restrictions on certain apps and content. However, for consumers, this will be another venue to purchase and download apps, which...

Amazon expanding its Android appstore to Europe, developer portal updated and accepting apps now

Amazon expanding its Android appstore to Europe, developer portal updated and accepting apps now

Jerry Hildenbrand 2

Amazon has announced that they will be opening their appstore to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain this summer, with a "global" expansion planned to follow. There's no firm date as of yet, but they have changed the developer agreement and are already accepting submissions for apps to be distributed in the listed countries, so it can't be too far off.  This is a pretty...

Amazon's Kindle tablet said to be all Amazon atop Android, with nary a Google app in sight

Amazon's Kindle tablet said to be all Amazon atop Android, with nary a Google app in sight

Phil Nickinson 26

We've been patiently sitting back and watching the rumors surrounding Amazon's supposed Android tablet, because, frankly, that's all they've been. Rumor and conjecture. But TechCrunch's MG Siegler this afternoon has penned a first-person opus, detailing time with a test unit. We'll not attempt to steal any thunder here -- definitely go read the full post linked below. But here are the...

Amazon clarifies its App Store DRM -- it's not nearly as scary as you thought

Phil Nickinson 11

Remember that blog post from Amazon a couple days back detailing how DRM (digital rights management) would work? Basically, it said if you download an app from the upcoming Amazon App Store, it'd need to check in with the Amazon App Store app on your phone before declaring itself legally downloaded and allowing you to use it. But once it's done that, it's status quo, all systems go,...

Android apps purchased from Amazon will work on multiple devices, use Amazon DRM

Phil Nickinson 24

Android applications purchased in Amazon's app store (which may finally go live to consumers any time now) will use Amazon's special sauce of digital locker/digital rights management to help combat piracy. Amazon spells it out in its developer blog: Customers who purchase an app will retain an entitlement to their app even if they decide to replace their current Android device and/or...