Amazon Store Updated with Increased Download Limits
Amazon has pushed out an update to its Android application store that brings changes mirroring those that have recently hit the Google Play Store. Foremost among the new capabilities is the increased maximum download size, which has been boosted from 20MB to 50MB. Since the Amazon App Store doesn't support secondary downloads, however, 50MB .apk files will be the largest available from Amazon. (The Google Play Store supports secondary downloads up to 4GB.) The Amazon App Store also fixes a bug plaguing the update notification tool. The Amazon App Store for Android is a free download.
Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available
Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app.
Amazon Music Gains Memory Card and Android Wear Support
Amazon today updated its Amazon Music app for Android devices and added several highly-requested features. Users can now download Prime Music tracks to a memory card for offline playback, rather than store the tracks directly on the handset.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
Amazon Brings Prime Music to Smartphones
Amazon today launched Prime Music, its own streaming music service. Prime Music is free to those who subscribe to Amazon Prime ($99/year), which also offers perks such as discounted shipping and Amazon Instant Video.