Amazon Appstore now available to HTC EVO users in the UK and Australia [Updated]

Amazon_Appstore Reports are trickling in that Amazon's (in)famous Appstore is now available to many users in Europe, India, and Australia. This is great news if you are one of those who happened to pick up an unsubsidized HTC EVO 3D in the UK, or if you just upgraded to the EVO 3D on Australia's Vodafone or Telstra.

Before now, users from the UK or Australia could technically use the Appstore, but they had to register at Amazon's US site. Now, they are able to sign in using their own local credentials.

Amazon launched the Appstore in March 2011 as a competitor to Google's Android Market, and it's gotten mixed reviews so far. End users love it, mainly due to its daily free app promotion. Developers, on the other hand, aren't always too keen about it, arguing that the free apps are eating into their revenues.

In any case, Amazon hasn't yet made any official announcements regarding the opening of its doors to international app customers, but it's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

Update: It looks like someone at Amazon must have jumped the gun, as international access has now been removed. Sorry, everyone … but I bet it was nice while it lasted!

[Mashable]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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