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EBOOK: Amazon releases free Kindle Reader for Android
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 29.06.10 - 15:17:47 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 6379x
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Amazon.com yesterday evening announced that its suite of free Kindle reading apps now includes Kindle for Android. Customers around the world can now download this free application from the Android Market and enjoy Amazon's vast selection of Kindle books on their Android-powered devices. The free Kindle apps allow U.S. customers to discover and read over 620,000 books in the Kindle Store - the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read - including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from US$ 9.99. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Android includes Amazon's Whispersync technology

It saves and synchronizes a customer's books and bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, PC and now Android-powered phones so customers always have their reading material with them and never lose their place.

Android-powered device owners can now take advantage of the features that customers love about Kindle and the Kindle app experience, including:

  • Search and browse more than 620,000 books, including 108 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers, plus tens of thousands of the most popular classics for free directly from their Android device. Bestsellers such as "Backlash" by Aaron Allston, "Big Girl" by Danielle Steel, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown, and hundreds of thousands of other popular books are US$ 9.99 or less in the Kindle Store
  • Read the first chapter of books for free before they decide to buy
  • Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books storedon Amazon's servers for free
  • Synchronize last page read between their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Android-powered phone
  • Customize background color, font color, and font size to help ease eyestrain
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages
  • Adjust screen brightness from within the app to make reading easier

Kindle for Android, which required Android 1.6 or higher, can now be downloaded, free of charge, from the Android Market. It's now available to customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States,

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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