A day after the launch of its app store for countries other than the USA including India, Amazon has taken back the application store form the newly added countries. Following this, the app store has stopped working and when tried from Delhi (India), it promptly displayed a message saying “the App store is presently not available in your region”. Hence now, the app store seems to be only working in the USA region.
The reasons for the closure of the services within a day of its launch are not clear but one could anticipate that something must have gone terribly wrong that forced Amazon to take the extreme step. A technical glitch could not also be ruled out.
In another development, Amazon had announced $2 give away offer for its users to promote the launch of the Amazon’s App store on Twitter — a step that underlined the seriousness of its motives which thus rules out any long time suspension its its services in countries other than USA .
If the one day launch of the Amazon app store for Android is considered as a trial, it can be very well understood that Amazon is ready with the necessary resources and we can expect the launch of the services for Indian audiences along with the rest of the world soon enough.
But will Amazon roll out the services in all countries at a time manner or in a phased manner that remains to be seen still.