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Amazon Appstore gets update that removes annoying WiFi limitation

Amazon App Store screenshotThose of you who prefer using the Amazon Appstore over the Google Play Store, or who don’t have the option to use the Google Play Store, or who just like to get free apps everyday – all of you should be pleased to know that an update is rolling out right now that finally does away with the annoying WiFi limitation that existed in all previous versions of the app.

Previously, whenever downloading an app over 50MB, Amazon forced users to connect to WiFi in order to finish the update. In an era of capped data plans, this is understandable – otherwise it would be entirely too easy for users to go over their cap and incur costly overages. But Sprint, T-Mobile, Aio Wireless, StraightTalk, and other still do offer unlimited (sometimes throttled) data, so users should still have the option to use whatever kind of network connection that they want to.

Not to mention the fact that users with capped data plans should still have the option to exceed them if they want to.

I have to admit that it took Amazon entirely too long to remove this limitation, but it’s finally gone – so I can go back to downloading my free games on whatever data connection I damn well please.

[Android Police]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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