updated 11:10 am EST, Thu November 10, 2011
Amazon Appstore 2 blends in with Kindle Fire look
The Amazon Appstore got a major revision on Thursday ahead of the Kindle Fire launch next week. Its 2.0 update is much more in line with the tablet, shifting to an overall darker color scheme and a more polished look with larger fonts. Amazon has gone on to address a frequent complaint of parents by adding a parental lock to prevent surprise purchases from their children.
Behind the scenes, the app downloads themselves should be faster, and the store should load faster. Amazon promises to give an Android Market-like view of permissions for apps as well.
As the Appstore isn't available through Android Market due to Google's policies, users have to either download it again themselves or wait for a notification that indicates that the update is available. Most users with an Android 2.x or later smartphone or tablet can run the app, although it's intended for American users.