Amazon launches Android store developers portal

Each app to be tested and approved by Amazon team

Amazon's app store to test and approve Android apps before release.

Amazon have launched a developer's site for their own version of Google's Android Market - an upcoming addition to Amazon's online presence offering vetted apps for Google's Android OS. Developers are now free to create developer accounts and submit their apps for review ahead of the site's app section launch.

Amazon promise that all the apps they make available to download will be tested and approved by Amazon prior to release to ensure quality, similar to how the Apple App Store currently works. Currently, apps for Android are far less regulated than those of its nemesis Apple, leading to some less-than-savory offerings with misleading descriptions or which breach privacy.

The new Amazon app service will launch in the US sometime later this year, before spreading to Europe, and will be an extension of the main Amazon site, letting users rate and leave reviews of apps they have downloaded.