Amazon Appstore Open To All?

Rumours abound that the Amazon Appstore, which was in the US

back in March, is now available to some users outside the 50 states.

Reports on the internet are suggesting that users across

western Europe, India and Australia have

all been able to access the curated Android app store despite no official word

from Amazon that it has opened up the Appstore to everyone.

However, it’s not as straight forward as that, with many

also reporting that they still could not access the store outside the US. Indeed we ourselves

have been trying to purchase apps from the store this morning and are getting

the usual message telling us the Appstore is “not available in our region.”

Amazon Appstore for Android

The Amazon Appstore offers a select number of apps compared

to the Android Market but this eliminates a lot of the dross which clogs up the

Market and frustrates users.

Of course another attraction of the Appstore is the Free App

of the Day feature, where Amazon offers one new free app to download every day.

We are waiting to hear from Amazon about an official opening

of the Appstore internationally, as it would seem to make sense for them to make the apps as widely available

as possible.

We’d love to hear from you whether or not you’ve been able

to access the Amazon Appstore today and if you think it’s a viable alternative to the

Android Market.