Amazon Appstore for Android Now Open in Nearly 200 Countries Worldwide

  Amazon Appstore for Android Now Open in Nearly 200 Countries Worldwide

 Millions of Amazon customers can now discover their favorite apps and games
    online, from their Android mobile devices and Kindle Fires with Amazon

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- May 23, 2013

(NASDAQ:AMZN) – announced today that the Amazon Appstore is now
available tomillions of customers in nearly 200 countries, giving them access
to apps and games from top brands like Disney and Electronic Arts, new
releases including “Angry Birds Friends” and “Iron Man 3,” all-time favorites
like “Temple Run 2” and “Plants vs. Zombies,” and indie titles like “The Room”
and “Beach Buggy Blitz.” Customers around the world can now buy apps and games
directly from the Amazon Appstore on Macs, PCs or Android phones and tablets
(including Kindle Fire). Amazon also announced that Kindle Fire will be
available in over 170 new countries on June 13.

To celebrate the launch, the Amazon Appstore is bringing back one of its most
popular Free Apps of the Day, “Fruit Ninja,” along with “Cut the Rope:
Experiments.” These will be available, for free, on May 23 and May 24,
respectively. With the Amazon Appstore, customers will have access to popular
features like the “Free App of the Day,” which offers a paid app for free
every day. In addition, the Amazon Appstore includes popular Amazon features
like personalized recommendations, customer reviews and 1-Click payments. One
of the important benefits of the Amazon Appstore is that Amazon tests apps and
games to make sure they function and perform properly before they are made
available to customers. In addition, Amazon backs its apps and games with its
own world-class Customer Service. Apps and games purchased from Amazon can be
used across any compatible Android device, enabling customers to buy an app or
game once and enjoy it everywhere. For a limited time, consumers will also
find great promotions and discounts on popular games from leading brands such
as Ubisoft, Sega and Rovio, including Angry Birds Space for free through June
3. Customers can visit to start browsing apps.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the reach of our global app distribution to
nearly 200 countries. We think our customers will love the app selection we
have to offer and also find features such as Free App of the Day and
personalized recommendations very helpful as they discover and explore new
apps and games,” said Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon.
“By further expanding the distribution of apps to millions of customers around
the world, we are continuing to make it easy for customers to enjoy their
Amazon apps on Kindle Fire and any Android device.”

This announcement is the latest in a series of global expansions, including
the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. Amazon Appstore will
come to Brazil in the coming months.

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on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where
customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and
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and graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
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