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Fresh Android Apps for June 15: Amazon Mobile update & Temple Run: Brave

by Marty Gabel

The weekend is for shopping and fun, right? Now you can get your share of both with today’s week-ending Fresh Apps. Amazon Mobile saw a big update that makes the app both visually appealing and more functional. Meanwhile, a Disney-inspired version of Temple Run hit mobile devices, which should keep you busy all weekend long as you quest for the highest score.

Amazon Mobile update (Free)

An old stalwart on Android, it’s been a while since the official Amazon Mobile app received a significant update. Version 1.6 was pushed out to the Google Play store yesterday and it contains quite a few interesting enhancements, plus a design refresh that makes it look a little more crisp and clear.

There are new ways to sort and filter your search results, easier access to your cart, and smarter-looking drop-down menus for access to popular pages/sections. The app also lets you scan a barcode directly from the front page, wish lists are more accessible, there are a number of bug fixes, and internationalization was added for eight more countries.

Temple Run: Brave ($0.99)

It emerged a few hours later than its iOS counterpart admittedly, but it’s good to see Android users getting in on the action quickly nevertheless. This follow-up to the exceedingly popular Temple Run is a tie-in with the new Disney feature, Brave. It’s essentially a re-skin of the original but adds a few new features here and there plus a nice visual refresh.

Using familiar swipe-based controls, you’ll run, jump and slide your way through the wilds of Scotland, escaping from Mordu, the demon bear. Along the way, you’ll pick up coins which will let you purchase power-ups and enhancements. Temple Run: Brave introduces archery this time round – shooting a target will earn extra coins.

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