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Amazon Appstore launches in Europe – Kindle Fire 2 incoming?

Amazon's Android storefront crosses the Atlantic – could the follow-up to the Kindle Fire be hot on its heels?

Amazon’s own Google Play rival, the Amazon Appstore, is arriving on European shores to give Android users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain a new way to get their apps.

As well as serving up apps like Plants vs. Zombies and Skyscanner, the Amazon Appstore offers up Amazon’s own comfortingly familiar 1-Click payments system and recommendations, plus a Free App of the Day – to mark launch day, the free app in question is the ad-free version of Angry Birds, just in case you own any devices that aren’t infested by irate avians.

Of course, the Amazon Appstore is integral to the company’s Kindle Fire tablet – and its arrival on these shores is long overdue. Amazon is keeping its lips tightly sealed on that score – but with a September 6th launch coming up and the Kindle line being prepped for a refresh, it’s looking like a dead cert that the Kindle Fire (or a Kindle Fire 2) will be making its way across the Atlantic.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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