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The muttered about Amazon Android App Store may well be open to UK users despite no official word from Amazon themselves.
It certainly seems that the whole project is very close to being unveiled properly to everyone as a number of British-based users are already claiming that they can download apps from the site.
Thus far, the Android Market alternative has only been in the USofA but now it seems that UK users – as well as those in the Netherlands, India and Australia – are saying that they’ve been merrily downloading stuff from Amazon.
There’s been no update to the Amazon UK site and non-American users have been downloading apps via Amazon.com, so the whole thing is a bit of a head-scratcher, especially given that most UK users will still find that geographical restrictions will still be in place if you’re trying to download apps.
One neat thing about the Amazon Android market is that it offers users the opportunity to test-drive apps on their PC before downloading to their handset.
However, most of us will still have to wait. Have you managed to access the Amazon Android Market yet?
If you’re taken by the idea of the Amazon App Store and their free App-A-Day promotions, then tough. The service is blocked in territories outside the US, so you’ll be getting none of their exclusive promotions or offers on Android apps. Bah.
Nah, not really. The clever people at About Everything have already figured out how to get around it by creating dummy accounts.
If you’re interested, then Androinica have broken their tutorial down into the easier steps below:
1. Register for an e-mail address or use a throw-away account. DO NOT USE your current email address tied to Amazon because entering fake information is grounds to have your account suspended.
2. Register for a new account on Amazon using the disposable email address. Again, DO NOT use your regular Amazon account or email address.
3. Enter information as if you were based in the U.S. Go to www.fakenamegenerator.com for help in this regard. Enter the name, address, phone number, and credit card number (Amex, Mastercard, Visa ).
5. Browse the Amazon App Store from your phone! You will not be able to access paid apps, but you can at least get the free apps that are exclusive to Amazon.