Amazon Appstore has a nifty feature that allowed users to “Test Drive” applications using their browsers before buying an app. This feature is quite useful as it allows you to see whether that app is worth paying for or not. That “Test Drive” feature is now available on Android phones with the latest Appstore update.
Amazon has updated it’s Appstore to version 2.3.53, users have to update to this version to see the “Test Drive” option on their Android devices. The latest update fixes a bug that prevented users to download large files on 3G/4G network. This update also includes stability enhancements.
Test Drive feature currently supports only select phone models, but Amazon promises that in the coming months it will rolled out to more models, If your phone model is supported you should see the Test Drive button on apps that are enabled for test drive.
Currently 5,000 apps from Amazon appstore are enabled for Test Drive on Android phones and more apps will be enabled in feature. According to Amazon “Test Drive currently supports apps that utilize the touch screen and accelerometer inputs. Apps that require Java Native Interface (JNI), keyboard, multi-touch, microphone, camera, gyroscope, near-field communication or GPS are not currently enabled for Test Drive. As Test Drive adds these features, apps will be automatically re-tested for inclusion.”