Amazon now accepting Android apps for distribution in Japan as Appstore launches this year

Amazon has announced today that it plans to take its Android Appstore to Japan and has started accepting apps for distribution in the Land of Rising Sun. The Japanese App Store launch is expected to happen sometime later this year.

Amazon Appstore was initially released in the United States in March last year and had recently expanded to United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

“This is another significant addition to Amazon’s complete end-to-end platform for developers looking to build, market, and monetize their apps and games. Developers can get started today by visiting the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal. Millions of customers have been discovering and buying Android apps for their phones and tablets since the launch of Amazon’s U.S. Appstore last year, and the company’s merchandising, personalization and recommendation technologies are enabling developers to attract even more customers,” company noted in a press release.

The launch of Appstore also cements company’s plans to release its tablets in the company, making it the first market in Asia to get hold of Kindle tablets.  There is no word on the price or exact availability right now.

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