The owners of a mobile phone running under Google's Android operating system can now enjoy a new application recently made available as a free download for them, namely Kindle for Android. According to Amazon.com, Inc., the latest addition to its suite of free Kindle reading apps is meant to offer Android phone users in the US the possibility to easily access a number of over 620,000 books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from $9.99.
“Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Android
includes Amazon's Whispersync technology, which 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. Customers can learn more about Kindle for Android at www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid and can download the free app from Android Market,” Amazon announced.
When it comes to the features list of the new mobile application, we can count access to a wide selection of books, among which users would find 108 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers, along with thousands of popular classics for free directly from their Android device. The app
offers users the possibility to read the first chapter of the book before purchasing it, customize background color or font color, read in portrait or landscape mode, adjust screen brightness from within the app, or to synchronize last page read between multiple devices, including Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Android-powered phone.
“Our customers tell us they love the convenience of having their Kindle library with them everywhere and their reading synchronized across multiple devices,” said Dorothy Nicholls, director of Amazon Kindle. “With Kindle for Android
, customers can choose from a vast selection of over 620,000 books to read on their Android-powered phone, no matter where they are – on the bus, waiting for a cab, or in between meetings. Kindle for Android and the rest of the free Kindle apps are the perfect companions for readers who don’t have their Kindle with them or don’t yet own a Kindle.”
The Kindle for Android
application also offers users the possibility to access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free. Newer features are expected to be added into the mix in the near future, such as the possibility to make full text search, or to purchase Kindle books from within the application. The software solution is available for mobile phones powered by Google's Android 1.6 or higher operating system.