There’s some big app updates out there today. Over on Google Play, you can go pick up the newest versions of Twitter, Foursquare, and Amazon MP3. Twitter takes the cake for update of the day, adding pinch to zoom for photos, photo streams, and new profiles with header images. As for Foursquare, you can manage your connected apps now through the settings menu. Yep, big things. To finish it off, we have Amazon MP3 that which has just added the ability for users in the U.K., Germany, and France to take part in the service.
Go get your updates.
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Today, Amazon has pushed an update to both their online Cloud Player and MP3 mobile applications. To say the updates are major is almost an understatement. For starters, you can now use Amazon’s scan and match feature that will make uploading your library to the cloud much faster, as well as the ability to add past MP3 purchases to the Cloud for free. The new feature that most music lovers will be happy about is that Amazon now offers to turn your library of music (as long as they have it) into high quality 256 Kbps audio files. Yes please. (more…)
Google finally made their new Google Music store official back in mid-November. As a service accessed through the Android Market, it essentially completed the media experience for Google. You can buy apps, books, movies and now music right from your mobile devices or via the web. While it lacks one of the major music labels, it has at least 3 of the big 4 and offers plenty of deals and discounts to make it a legitimate option for music buyers. What we want to know though, is if this has become your go-to source. As in, have you ditched iTunes or Amazon for nothing but Google? Are still sticking with something else? Or are you a bargain shopper that finds the best deal amongst the three?
Amazon MP3 is back in the picture, this time with a color scheme that matches the Kindle Fire and lockscreen controls for Ice Cream Sandwich devices. As one of the top MP3 stores on the planet, you still can’t beat most of Amazon’s prices when it comes to full albums. Google Music has attempted to step on its turf by offering up Valentine’s Day specials and other promos, but even I’ll admit that Amazon’s rock bottom pricing is tough to pull away from. This update is a welcomed addition to the experience.
What about you – using Google Music, Amazon or some other service?
A couple of all time favorite apps are receiving updates in the Android Market right now. Astro File Manager, one of the longest running file managers out for Android is adding themes and icon sets into their application. No need to fear though, if you like the classic look of Astro, the “Classic Astro” theme will make everything look nice and familiar for you.
The Amazon MP3 app also has an update waiting for you, one that promises compatibility with the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in general. They also threw in the ability to move to SDcard, but only if it is not factory installed on your device. There are a few other bug fixes, but it is a solid update in general.
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