Amazon has just announced a series of new features set to be added to its Kindle applications soon, including the possibility to read Kindle newspapers and magazines on any device that has a Kindle app available for it.
With Kindle, users can benefit from fast access to Amazon's library of books, offering users the possibility to purchase and download content on more than one device.
“First, we are making Kindle newspapers and magazines readable on our free Kindle apps, so you can always read Kindle periodicals even if you don't have your Kindle with you or don't yet own a Kindle
,” the company announced officially.
Amazon unveiled plans to push the said newspapers and magazines to Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, in the coming weeks.
Moreover, it would add the feature to its application available for handsets running under Google's Android operating system
too, as well as to other applications it made available for mobile users.
According to Amazon, it plans on offering as many users as possible the possibility to buy books and read them on the device of their choice.
“Our vision is Buy Once, Read Everywhere, and we're excited to make this possible for Kindle periodicals in the same way that it works now for Kindle books
. More details when we launch this in the coming weeks,” the company stated.
But this is not the only new feature headed for Amazon's Kindle users, it seems.The company
also announced plans to introduce lending for Kindle, a feature that should offer users the possibility to load Kindle books to other Kindle devices or Kindle app users.
“Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable - this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending,” Amazon announced.
The company did not unveil a specific availability window for any of the said features
, but it should announce more details in the near future.