11
Jun
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So far, Amazon's Appstore, which competes with Google's own Play Store on Android apps, has been stuck within U.S. borders. A report from All Things D, however, says that may be about to change soon. The online retail company, the site says, is preparing to launch in Europe. No details on when beyond "later this summer" were available.

All Things D speculates that this might herald the arrival of the Kindle Fire, however it also rightly points out that launching a device in a new country is more complicated than launching a software storefront. We're a little skeptical that an international launch of the Appstore will mean the Kindle Fire is heading to our friends across the pond. Still, it's always fun to speculate.

We'll still be waiting a while on official announcement. Until then, what do you think? Is it time for the Amazon Appstore to get a wider audience? Or is Android doing just fine without it?

Source: All Things D

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Moofey

    Dear Amazon,

    There's a country up north waiting for you to show them some love.

  • Aaron

    By the time the fire goes to Europe, if it does, i don't think it will have much of an impact. It's past its peak already and if the nexus tablet comes out anytime soon, I expect it to SMASH the fire in sales. It might not beat the fire's record though, because a lot of the 200$ android tablet market may have been placated already. 

    • Danny Holyoake

      Google are absolutely terrible at non-US as well, though.

      The Nexus tablet is going to be advertised around the idea of music, books, movie, magazine consumption. These are things Google just aren't good at in Europe (the selection is absolutely terrible, and half of the services aren't even available).

      The Nexus tablet will be great. But it won't be used for it's intended purposes in Europe, because Google haven't put much effort into tackling us yet.

  • jegormeister

    Too late Amazon. Not interested anymore.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    The idea of bringing hardware out to new markets 9 months after it was released, when it was already outdated when it was released, just screams of incompetence. If there was talk of an updated Kindle Fire, I'd believe that, just no way to I see them bringing the current model out when it's already got serious performance problems.

  • Taskman

    Love the international giveaways AP holds

  • Willi

    PLease give the Indians some chance!

  • Willi