Amazon Kindle Coming to Android this Summer

Tue, May 18, 2010

Android, Mobile

Amazon has officially announced today the release of their Kindle app for Android later on this summer.

Already, you’ve been able to read all of your amazing e-books on the iPhone, iPad and Blackberry so it’s nice to see Android joining the reading on the go fold. The app will be as fully featured as the rest with all the books you’d ever want to read, bookmark syncing, notes and highlights along with the ability to read them in either portrait or landscape mode.

The app is quite similar to its iPhone and iPad counterparts, with one exception: the Android app will be able to buy books while on the go. Currently on the iPhone and iPad, you can only buy Kindle books using the web browser on the device. This difference likely has to do with Apple owning their own book store nowadays.

Not much is known besides the features we just discussed, but you can go ahead and sign up for updates concerning the app on Amazon’s official page. Other good news: The app will work on Android 1.6 and higher.

This seems like a brilliant move on Amazon’s part to regain the small part it has potentially lost with Apple’s iBook store. The move especially makes sense when we start seeing Android tablets in the near future.

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