The Amazon Appstore doesn't have the available selection that Google Play has, but it's hard to complain when it's willing to give away a different free app each day. Actually, no it isn't, not when the time comes to update said app and the process won't initiate because it's over 50MB and you're on a mobile data connection. Any higher than that, since version 2.3 hit (though the limitation was even lower before then), has been a job for WiFi. Well, now that changes. Amazon's finally willing to let us blow through as much of our mobile data connection as we wish.

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Most of us don't have access to unlimited data connections, so it's understandable why Amazon would default to this limitation. However, users should have the option to exceed it, and now we can. Amazon is allowing for restrictions ranging from as low as 1MB to as high as 200MB, or you can strip away the limitation entirely. The choice, at last, is yours.

The Amazon Appstore

Thanks, TheManii.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Great that they did this, apps and games tend to be more than 50megs these days

  • Bradley Ruiz

    whats really needed is a cancel download option

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

    Took them how many years to add this? I remember asking for it back on Sprint's unlimited WiMax, probably 3 years ago.

  • Thorben O.

    They recently also fixed the always rotating screen issue, it was so annoying!

  • Jephri

    Who is still using this? I was so much of a hassle that I removed it from my devices ages ago.

    • Brad

      Yeah, I re-bought the handful of apps that I actually used and said bye bye... found out the Google apps were actually more up to date anyway.

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  • Dakota

    THe problem with many apps on Amazon is developers abandon them and often don't update. Ive downloaded apps as FAOTD or with Amazons frequent credits and then I see they're 3-4 versions behind Google Play. I email developers and they say they're not bothering with Amazon anymore. So if you don't have a Kindle, I wouldn't spend money on Amazon apps that are on Google Play. You'll get screwed

    • kabloink

      Frankly, that makes the developers look worse than Amazon. If they aren't bothering with Amazon anymore, they should remove their apps from the store.

  • hp420

    Finally!!! There are a whole bunch of apps that were showcased as free app of the day so I got them, but I've never been able to download them because I don't have wifi....my mobile data is my only internet, and it's unlimited....unlimited, unlimited....so this always frustrated me severely!!! Now to go get those apps!!

  • BKPhil

    Ah, I remember the Amazon App store.

    Free apps were nice. Miscellaneous authentication issues, battery drains, and memory footprints were not. There was always some issue. Tried to benefit from ad-free paid Angry Birds but they always got sucked into Play updates.

    Always annoyed me, but I never quite uninstalled the AA. Tried to remain loyal.

    And then I got a new phone. And a new tablet. And I just looked myself in the eye and asked myself if I really wanted to migrate that whole quagmire onto my new toys.

    And the answer was no.

  • faceless128

    too little too late. after the google play credits from phones, kitkats and surveys i've already bought the google play versions of all of the Amazon apps i used to use.

    • Stone Cold

      I am ready to kiss Amazon appstore good bye also

  • ab

    uninstalled it as it was sucking my tablet battery dry.

    42% appstore battery usage

    dunno why. luckily, don't have to care as I don't have any critical apps using their store