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Official Amazon App for Android Updated With New Icon and “Single Sign On” Feature

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Amazon may be expanding into many niches, but the company has not forgotten about its retail experience on Android devices. Today, Amazon rolled out an updated app with minor, but welcome, enhancements.

Besides an updated icon and bug fixes, the app brings Single Sign On (SSO) to Amazon’s Android suite of apps. To explain, when you sign into your account through the Amazon app, you will automatically be signed in on other apps like Kindle and Amazon Appstore automatically. This feature should certainly save users a few seconds when opening apps.

The update also ends support for devices running versions of Android lower than 2.3, but considering Android’s latest distribution numbers, that should not be a concern for most folks.

Go grab the update on Google Play.

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  • Concerned Citizen

    Why does this app even ask for information about the people i make phone calls to? Senseless surveillance and data gathering is irresponsible and needs to stop. The Amazon App asks for: “Device ID and call information: Allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs [OK], whether a call is active [OK], AND THE REMOTE NUMBER CONNECTED BY A CALL [TOTALLY NOT OK Amazon!!!!]

    Knock it off, or clarify that you are not gathering the phone numbers of my friends, business associates and family. Don’t install this privacy violating App!!

  • Anonymous

    Why does Amazon need to read my phone status and identity? According to the warning, “Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active and remote number connected by a call.” Why would I want Amazon to be able to log phone numbers I talk to?

  • Richard

    “Awesome app”

  • Hershel

    Amazon. Focus on this. Not kiddie fires or primetime tv

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      ^ this so much.

  • JRomeo

    So does this app finally let us watch our amazon prime videos on our android devices?

    • Hershel

      Why would it? It’s an app to buy s H I t

  • sagisarius

    Dear Amazon, way to go on that icon! Would be better if Amazon video worked good and proper on an Android tablet/phone.

    • Galaxy

      Right? Why even release such a pointless update. Amazon app devs are lame!

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    • Jeremy Sheehan

      I dunno. I thought it was a fairly worthwhile update. Although I don’t own a Kindle Fire, I am entrenched deep in the Amazon ecosystem. For me, this is a win. I do second your motion about the Amazon Video being available on non-Amazon android devices! Hurry up with that, Amazon!

      • sagisarius

        Yeah, I use the Amazon app a ton, as well as the Kindle app, so the single sign on will be nice! But single sign on vs. being able to get to my videos at all…

  • Galaxy

    Why is this news? Boring day at DLife huh?

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      It’s a page view game bro. No posts no views. They gotta eat.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      WTF? It’s a popular app that added updates that wasn’t “Bug Fix” any site would give you quick update on that. Especially an Android Blog.

      • Hershel

        It’s ok. For some they only expect moto x ” news here.