Amazon Appstore 2.0 available right now

Amazon Appstore 2.0 available right now
With the Kindle Fire launch just around the corner, the Amazon Appstore, home of “get a paid app for free every day”, has just been updated to version 2.0. It can be download from Amazon's website or current users of the Appstore can updated from within the old app.

Aside from the color shift from black on white to white on gray gradients, or what Amazon self-describes as a “new slick design with larger fonts and darker colors”, the release notes list several additions such as:

  • Support for in-app purchases including one time purchases, subscriptions and parental controls that force a pin or password for in-app purchases
  • Review permissions on details page prior to making a purchase
  • Faster download times and shorter load times
  • Other bug fixes


Many of these features finally bring the Amazon Appstore up to speed with Google’s Android Market. One welcomed addition to the Amazon Appstore, that puts it ahead of the Android Market, is support for subscriptions. If you’re a current Amazon Appstore user, you may be disappointed to see that there is still no way to uninstall apps or remove items from ‘My Apps’ within the Appstore.

source: Amazon Appstore via AndroidCentral


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5 Comments

1. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Yup I woke up about 2 hours ago (day off) and Amazon is there telling me I have an update. WOOT WOOT, Amazon 2.0. I love upgrades.

2. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Is this available outside us?

3. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i got the update this moring but didnt want to update without any info..thanks PA now i know what change

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Thats odd I got the update yesterday night when i went to chk the free app it asked permission to download update

5. Sinaps

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

I love the look of the update, finally! :)

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