Taking a revolutionary step, today Amazon has finally launched the Amazon App Store for 199 countries including India. Like Google Play, the Amazon Appstore contains Android based apps and will be useful for Android users in the countries where Google Play does not officially provide paid applications. At the moment, Google Play is offering its services only in 137 countries around the globe. The Amazon App store brings exclusive offers for the registered users such as free premium apps for a day and many more packages.

Amazon Appstore for Android

Amazon Appstore for Android

Amazon had launched its own app store in March 2011 to re-distribute the Android apps outside the ecosystem of Google Play Store. The developers can submit their apps directly the Amazon Appstore and then earn the revenues from there as well. Every day, Amazon offers popular app for free and thereby driving more traction to particular app.

Now since Google has made movies, music, magazines and books available in several regions via the Google Play Store, Amazon is expected to follow the same path in coming days.

The Amazon App Store can be downloaded on Android based smartphone or tablet by visiting this link – www.amazon.com/getappstore on the mobile web browser. After downloading the app, users will have to enable “Install from unknown sources” option in the Security menu of settings in their smartphone in order to install the app.