Amazon gadget news! Yes, Amazon gadget news!

31 August 2012

amazon appstore uk-580-75 Want some slightly whelming Amazon news? Well you’ve come to the right place folks! First up comes the announcement that the Amazon Appstore has arrived in Europe, filled with loads of Android goodies. Well, it’s in some of Europe – namely the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

As it contains mainly the same sort of stuff that is in the Google Play store, it isn’t available there - to download it you'll need to enable the installation of apps from 'unknown sources' on your phone or tablet, and then download it from the Amazon Appstore website. Prepare to be whelmed.

There’s rumours that its arrival could herald the coming of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which STILL hasn’t shown up here in the UK. There’s an Amazon media event scheduled for September and word is that we could be getting the all-new Kindle Fire 2.

There’s also word of a new Kindle e-reader in the offing, with a picture here and everything, courtesy of The Verge.


Is THIS the new Kindle Touch? Behold the front-lit display, the new Paperwhite e-ink and fancy talk of “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life”. Oooh, beautiful.

TOPICS:   Gadgets   UK News   Mobile


  • Alexis
    So everyone's Android phone is set by default not to allow the download of apps from any other source??
  • Zleet
    Isn't the Nexus 7 pretty much the same price and size as the Kindle fire but much better? @Alexis - You have to tick 'allow unknown sources' rather than it being default so some fucknut who doesn't know what they are doing doesn't install something nasty.
  • Buster G.
    @Zleet. So what Amazon are saying is "install nasties you fucknuts"?
  • Mustapha S.
    Yes. You fucknut.

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