The Amazon Appstore for Android will be opening its digital doors in Europe this summer, if a report in AllThingsD proves to be accurate. The online retailer’s Appstore is the biggest third-party destination for apps on Android devices. Part of its popularity is due to the free app of the day, which has managed to rope in many new users. The Appstore is also the only way to download apps on Amazon’s own Kindle Fire, provided you don’t root your heavily-modified Android tablet.
The European launch of the Amazon Appstore this fall, if true, will mark the first time that the service has been available outside of the United States. AllThingsD’s sources expect Amazon to make the big announcement next week, followed shortly thereafter by the opening of app submissions for inclusion in the new region.
In many ways, the Amazon Appstore is superior to Google Play. It is, however, much smaller. Hopefully, the potential to reach a larger audience will encourage even more developers to make their apps available on the Appstore.