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Amazon’s Appstore received a nice redesign this past week and while it fell under our radar early on, it’s still very much a worthwhile update. For those of you who prefer purchasing your apps from Amazon alongside Google Play or who have found many gems with Amazon’s “free app of the day” it’s nice to see the company breath new life into the store.

Along with the improved user interface, there are substantial speed improvements including snappier scrolling and overall the app just feels a lot smoother. The jump from version 5 to version 7 is more in line with the look of the new Kindle Fire tablets and thankfully drops the old menu button.┬áThe newly updated Appstore is available as a direct download from Amazon’s website but existing app users should see an update notification inside the app as well. If you need a hand getting started with Amazon’s Google Play competitor the shopping giant has a brief “Getting Started” page linked below.