If there's one thing that's annoyed me about the Amazon app for Android, it has been the lack of a shop by department option. Sometimes you just have an urge to peruse the "Everything Else" section. Today's update to Amazon's official mobile app for Android finally allows you to do just that.

Screenshot_2012-08-01-10-32-45 Screenshot_2012-08-01-10-32-59 Screenshot_2012-08-01-10-33-12

And this is the full Amazon shopping experience - you get all the sort and filter options you would on the website, which is awesome indeed. While the look of the app is basically the same (a bit odd for a 2.0 release), Amazon has done some under-the-hood performance optimization that has really sped up scrolling and page load times (at least on my One X).

Tablets are still listed as incompatible, unfortunately. Here's the full changelog:

    What's New in Version 2.0.1
    · Take advantage of Amazon.com Subscribe & Save and save 5-15% plus get free shipping on thousands of eligible products.
    · Explore and browse products by category with Shop by Department.
    · Search corrections to help you find what you need quickly.
    · Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

The app was not found in the store. :-(