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 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.
Facebook's Messenger Kids App Reaches Amazon Devices
Facebook's messaging application for children, announced late last year, is now available from the Amazon App Store. The application can be installed and used on Amazon's Fire tablets.
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 Rolls Out New Appstore for Android Devices
Amazon has made available a new version of its Amazon Appstore mobile app for Android. Amazon says the Appstore has been rebuilt from the ground up with revised navigation tools.