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Amazon Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon's Appstore for Android devices is readying a big leap in availability, spreading to nearly 200 countries as the online retailer ramps up the pressure on Google's official Play download store. Set to launch "in the coming months" the broader availability - which will include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, and South Korea, among others - follows Amazon's most recent international launch, the Japanese version of the store back in 2012.

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Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Amazon is having a bang up year for its Appstore posting massive growth. The massive growth of the Amazon Appstore is attributed in part to the availability and popularity of the Kindle Fire Android tablets that have access to the Appstore. Amazon's developer features are also helping spur growth.

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon has launched Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, the company's new kid-friendly entertainment service for those times you wish your beloved offspring would just focus on their Kindle Fire tablet and stop bothering you. The subscription-based service pulls in books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows that Amazon guarantees are child-appropriate, with characters like Elmo, Dora, and Curious George; all of the apps have the adverts, social media integration, and in-app purchasing disabled.

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Amazon Appstore hits Japan

Amazon Appstore hits Japan

Amazon's Appstore has gone live in Japan, giving Japanese users the chance to download Android apps to their smartphones, tablets, and new Kindles. The store will include the same apps as available elsewhere in the world, as well as Japan-specific titles from regional carriers and developers.

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