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Since Android 4.2 started getting into peoples hands, whichever device it may be on, the Amazon Appstore has been experiencing an extremely irritating bug. Whatever happens, the Appstore application would log you out of its own accord forcing a re-login to use. Worse still, according to several Android Central Forums users, each login would add another authorized device to your overall list. 

Says forums member oshogg:

I also noticed that everytime you log into the app- it adds a new device in your list of Android Devices associated with Amazon store. This will quickly fill up the max # of devices that you can have.

This is extremely frustrating for users on 2 fronts, but, a fix is at hand. Notifications started going out today of a "critical update" to the Amazon Appstore which among other things promises a fix for the Android 4.2 login issue. 

There's a smattering of other features included, such as generic bug fixes and stability improvements, the ability to remove apps from My Apps with a long press, a fix for a battery drain bug some were experiencing and an update to the user interface. It looks pretty much the same as it did before though, so it's not a big UI update. 

The update is pushing out now, so if you haven't seen the OTA notification yet, head into Settings>Version and Release Notes and hit check for update. Some users have reported better results having uninstalled completely and re-downloaded the app directly from Amazon for a fresh install. Whichever you do, be sure to sound off in the comments below or head on into the forums thread and let us know if the issues you were experiencing have been fixed. 

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Amazon Appstore update pushing out, fixes Android 4.2 login issue


So how do you tell the permissions an app has now? I used to hit details and look at the permissions first thing to see if I should bother spending any other time looking at the FAOTD, but now I can't find them at all.

And to those saying it doesn't look different at must have gotten a different update than I did. Looks totally different.

And worst of all... you can't paste a password into the password field. So if you use something complex that you don't remember (a la LastPass) you have to either write it down, or task switch back and forth while typing it in.

In the Amazon App Store login screen you cannot paste anything into the user name or password fields.

I am having the logout problem and I am NOT running 4.2. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running the lastest appstore version I am running Android 4.04 so in my case it isn't the 4.2 Jelly Bean issue the Nexus people are having.

I HATE having to login in to the appstore DAILY when I run a once-a-day application I use.

I am also being logged out constantly and I have the most up to date version. Plus it won't allow me to log back in if I am not on WiFi... so if it decides to log me out while I am on 4G I can't use the Appstore or any of the apps that are linked to it (like SoundHound) until I get back to a WiFi and log in again. Does anyone know what I should do??

Same issue here. Evo 4G LTE, not rooted, Jelly Bean, most recent version of Amazon Appstore. Very frustrating. It makes me want to just download all the apps from Google Play and not deal with Amazon again.