After announcing last month, Amazon has now opened its Appstore for Android to the Android users internationally including countries like India, Mexico, and South Africa. The Appstore can now be installed on your devices by downloading the APK from here.
Amazon Appstore, which was initially available only in United States, was later expanded to six more countries, but the latest expansion takes the tally to a total of 195 countries.
This expansion makes Amazon Appstore the biggest paid (as well as free) app store in the world in terms of the reach. Windows Phone store is at the 2nd place with availability in 180 countries followed by Blackberry (171), Apple iTunes (155) and Google Play (134).
The new update to the Appstore client not only brings support for more countries but also performance improvements and bug-fixes.
“We are thrilled to be expanding the reach of our global app distribution to nearly 200 countries. We think our customers will love the app selection we have to offer and also find features such as Free App of the Day and personalized recommendations very helpful as they discover and explore new apps and games,” said Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon.
Here is the full change-log for Amazon Appstore v5.0
- Support for nearly 200 countries, including Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa to shop on the US store, Support for additional EU countries, including Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and Belgium to shop on existing EU stores
- Performance enhancements
- Other bug fixes and stability enhancements
A few facts about Amazon Appstore
- Amazon Appstore currently houses over 85,000 free and paid Android applications
- It offers a paid app for free daily as a part of its ‘Today’s free app of the day’ promotion
- You will need access to a valid credit card to get apps (including free ones) from Amazon Appstore for Android.