No Amazon Appstore for Indonesia and China – Here’s the Full List for Asia

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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced yesterday the expansion of its Android Appstore to “nearly 200 countries” but didn’t specify the full list. So we asked Amazon where in Asia-Pacific its app store will soon be available, and now we have the answer. Basically, it’s a no-go for China and Indonesia, two of the three biggest nations in the area, but the rest of the region is pretty much covered:

The full Amazon Appstore new line-up in Asia-Pacific – it has launched already in Japan – is here, with larger nations highlighted in bold:

Amazon Appstore Asia launches

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Laos
  • Macao
  • Mariana Islands
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tokelau
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna

With developers and customers in those countries now having access to Amazon’s catalog of apps, it might soon lead to the company’s hardware, namely the Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets – going on sale there at a later date. But the Amazon App Store can be used on any Android device.

By the way, there are some seriously odd places on the global list, such as Antarctica, and the Heard Island and McDonald Island (Wikipedia says: “Population: 0”).

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