Amazon recently had to remove its main application from the Play Store because it included a parallel and competing app store. It replaced it with "Amazon Shopping," which is basically the same thing minus the Amazon Appstore. This new app has received a minor facelift today that improves one of the first things you see when you launch it.

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Old loading animation

New loading animation with a subtle orange bar

New loading animation with a subtle orange bar

The pesky grey loading circle, a relic from Android's past, has finally disappeared, to be replaced by a cool, pulsating, and minimal orange loading bar. It's more elegant, less intrusive, and doesn't make us want to scream at the Amazon developers to get with the times.

But not to leave its full Amazon Mobile application behind, the company also released an update to the original app (which is now hosted on Amazon's site) bringing the same animated orange loading bar.

You can grab the updated 5.3.1.100 Amazon Shopping from the Play Store, and both the Shopping and regular apps are available on APK Mirror in the source links below.