Amazon will launch its applications market for Android phones and tablets this month, it has been revealed, as it looks to capitalise on the slew of Android powered kit hitting shelves in the next few months.
The much-touted applications store, imaginatively titled Appstore, enters an Android app market dominated by Google’s own Android Market and the third-party rival GetJar. However, Amazon’s effort’s USP is that it’ll reportedly allow you to stuff handsets ordered from the site with apps, so that when the postie drops it at your gaff it’ll already be locked and loaded with diversions, games and whathaveyou.
News of Amazon’s plans stems from a loose-lipped Tweet from advertising network Millennial Media, which stated: "Launching this month! Amazon Appstore for #Android-learn more here.”
News of developments comes as Sony is planning to launch a games-only store, dubbed PlayStation Suite, for Android kit running the 2.3 version of the OS or above to mark the impending launch of the Xperia Play.
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