The Amazon Appstore is a great alternative to the Android Market. It's not perfect, however, and today the Appstore fixes a few of the most nagging problems. Not the least of which is those blasted app installation notifications. For those unaware, if you install an app on one device with the Amazon Appstore installed, you'll get a notification that you have a new app waiting on any others with the Appstore installed on. Annoying.

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Now, however, you can dive into the Appstore's settings and select which notifications you receive, if any. In addition, the update brings some improvements to messages about payment options and improved app compatibility checks. We're sure you've been desperately waiting for those changes.

Still, the Amazon Appstore is a great alternative if you don't trust Google, like competition, or just enjoy a new free app every day. The only major annoyance has been how, well, annoying the app is. This update should change that. So what are you waiting for? Open up the Appstore and you should be prompted to download the update immediately.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Steve

    Anyone know if the update stops non-US users from using the store?
    The last update blocked people unless they used an AMEX test card.

  • lorenzo in a Benzo

    Yeah but you still cant download large apps without wifi so the app still sucks...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, can't believe they insist on keeping that setting capped to 20MB. Ridiculous, considering that's not that much data even on 3g, let alone 4G.

      • Lorenzo in a Benzo

        Agreed. All they need to do is set it to say 5mb by default and then put a big fat warning about data usage if you choose to download files over 20mb. This works out fine for the Android Market. I assume they are trying to keep people from complaining about their bill to Amazon but it seems like putting a warning would be an easy fix.

    • Steve

      @#$#@#$%$!@##%$%^ They still are forcing WiFi? I downloaded this update just on the off-chance they made it an option finally. UGH....

  • falconator

    About time!!! I never pay attention to what's new with the this app but thanks for posting it. Tired of my bar being taken over by apps installed, updated, etc.

  • Dandmcd

    I enjoy the app of the day, but the notifications were getting so tiresome! So glad that is fixed. One thing I do like is this app store is not blocked in China, so I can use it to download an app no matter where I am at.

  • http://www.Noodle.mx/?utm_source=androidpolice.com&utm_medium=Blog_comment&utm_campaign=Comments Daniel J. Lewis

    I think it's still a huge void that Amazon Appstore still doesn't have changelogs for updates. Whenever a program has an update, I have to visit Amazon.com on my desktop to find out what has changed.

    • Wr3ck

      Totally agree, they need to fix this with the next update

    • Mike

      I agree. This is the most annoying limitation about the Amazon market.

  • Tony’s a Douche

    You know what's even more awesome? Staying on topic as opposed to spamming. Hahaha, seriously.

  • bob

    Does not work. I still get notifications even though I disable them. I'm almost ready to give up the one app I actually use tied to the app if it means stopping the alerts.

  • http://www.academia-nutcrackers.com Sven Enterlein

    Notifications still showing up on TF101 with ICS. Lame. I also wish they wouldn't try to compete with apps installed from the Google Market, I mean, Google Play. There's a reason why I choose Google over amazon: they are not lagging days or weeks behind with updates!

  • Mike

    I hate when it tells me there's an update to an app so I download it. Then it tells me the version I have wasn't installed form the App store and should it uninstall the Google version and install the Amazon version.

    I don't want you to check apps I got other places, just check your own.

    And I wish when it tells me there is "1" new app available, it'd show me which app that is. Instead, I get a list of 80 apps that I have on my account but don't have installed on this device so it's a useless notification.