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.
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.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Alexa Arrives In Amazon's Android App
Amazon is making Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to the Android mobile shopping application beginning this week. Any Android device with the Amazon app aboard will have access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa.