It’s been a while since Amazon first opened the doors to its Appstore for Android; fifteen months, would you believe it.
Now we’re hearing that the Amazon Appstore is finally set to venture outside the US, with a European adventure possibly beginning later this summer. And you know what that means…
The Amazon Appstore for Android went live back in March 2011, and was followed – eight months later – by Amazon’s budget Kindle Fire tablet.
With a price tag of $199, the Amazon Kindle Fire initially sold by the bucketload (4.8 million units in Q411, according to IDC), however interest has seemingly waned of late, with less than 750,000 units shifted in Q112.
As such, Amazon could do with opening the Kindle Fire gates to us Europeans. Amazon has six European sites, in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Spain.
Given the insanely long wait, we’re hoping that Amazon has been busy ironing out the necessary licensing deals. It’d be nice to see the Kindle Fire launching around the same time as the Amazon Appstore.
Er, that’s assuming it has a suitably low price.