Amazon Android Appstore hits Japan

November 28, 2012
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Nearly two months ago the folks from Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan. The new store will give Japanese Android users a change at even more apps for their Kindle devices, as well as all Android smartphones and tablets.

At first glance you'll probably notice the content isn't nearly as big as their current offering, but again they've only been accepting submissions for the past two months. Amazon's got a lot to offer though already, not to mention all the usual suspects. You'll be able to enjoy all the usual classics like Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Star Wars, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, and many more of the top 100 apps and games on Android.

Amazon has hopes to reach others markets soon, but for now this is their first major step in heading to other regions. If all goes well we expect them to branch out to more regions soon. For those not familiar with Amazon's 3rd party app you'll need to install their Appstore (and check install from unknown sources) and from there you'll be able to enjoy all their content.

Amazon's Whispersync enables one purchased app to be downloaded to multiple Android devices, so long as you're signed in. As a reminder once you install an app or game from Amazon's Appstore it will only function with their store installed. Once you uninstall the Amazon Appstore all downloads no longer function. The folks from Amazon offer 50,000 Japanese-language ebooks for their Kindle devices and more so get ready to enjoy that Amazon ecosystem Japan!

[via SlashGear]


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