Amazon has launched updated versions of its Appstore for Android and its Amazon MP3 app for Android. The latest version of the Appstore brings a series of bug fixes, and if you have the Appstore installed on your device you should be prompted to update automatically.

The latest Amazon MP3 app for Android brings a couple of  interesting changes. The most noticeable change is probably the fact that you can now control music playback from your Android lock screen.

Amazon MP3 also now remembers the last playing song after the app or device goes to sleep, supports skipping back to the previous song using Bluetooth controls, and supports using preset equalizers on Google Android 2.3 and up.

Amazon has also fixed issues affecting the Motorola XOOM and devices running CyanogenMod 7. That’s right, Amazon actually cares about people using a custom ROM on their phones or tablets. That’s pretty awesome.

Amazon MP3 is available as a free download from the Android Market. You can download the Amazon Appstore from

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...