Amazon Android Appstore Now Available in India

And while we wait for Amazon to enter India, the company has launched its appstore in India (plus Europe and Australia).

India is an important market for Android (India is Among The Top 3 Countries For Android App Ideas ) and an important highlight of the appstore is  the free daily app download part, which differentiates the app store from several others available in the market.amazon_app_store

We have tested the service and confirm that the app store is available in India too. To install Amazon app store on your Android device, follow the steps:

  • Hop to settings. Click ‘Applications”.
  • Check the ‘Unsigned Sources’ section.
  • Install the .apk file you have received from Amazon (link)

Important to note that you need to submit credit card/billing information in order to install apps (including free apps), a step inspired from Apple (and is a digression from other Android based app stores).

The India launch will also enable Amazon to reach out to more India based Android developers and get them to submit their apps in the appstore.

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