According to Wired, their trusted source has reported that Amazon’s app store will be launched on the Android operating system on Tuesday, March 22. The Amazon app store will be accessible as an app on Android devices, or through their website, rumored to be at http://www.amazon.com/apps (that went live prematurely this week but has been removed since then). Amazon’s Android app store will be more akin to Apple’s App Store than Google’s Android Market – apps sold on it will need to go through an approval process, and will have the option to enable DRM protection to help prevent piracy. Amazon also has payment systems in more countries than Google Checkout, so it means that Amazon will be able to sell paid apps in more locations than the Android Market. Stay tuned for more details.
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