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Amazon Expands App Store Outside the US

Amazon’s Android app store is open to users outside the United States including those in the UK, Australia, India and Netherlands.

According to TechRadar, many Britons are claiming they are available to purchase apps for their Android devices from the Amazon app store.

The online retail giant had launched the App Store for Android back in March to rival Google’s Android Market. The company initially launched the app store in the US and has remained mum on its intentions to launch the app store in other countries.

The company, which was attacked by Apple for ‘app store’ trademark infringement, has yet to make an official announcement about the roll-out. Amazon seems to be gradually making the service available in several locations and is expected to make an announcement soon enough.

Amazon, like Apple and Google, allows developers to submit Android apps to the company to make them available in the app store. The company checks each and every app for inconsistencies and makes sure that the app does not harm an Android device or compromise user privacy.