Kindle for Android App Released by Amazon

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 06-29-2010
The release of Kindle for Android adds to the number of devices capable of running Amazon.com's e-reader software. The application requires Android OS 1.6 or higher, allowing it to run on the newest Android phones such as the Motorola Droid X, and includes the ability to adjust text size. Amazon.com recently enabled its Kindle app for Apple mobile devices to play embedded video and audio, possibly trying to appeal to readers who opt to purchase an iPad rather than a Kindle e-reader.

The free Kindle application requires Android OS 1.6 or higher, allowing it to run on the newest Android phones such as the Motorola Droid X. Features include the ability to adjust text size, add bookmarks, view annotations created on other devices, read in landscape or portrait mode, and turn pages via tapping or flicking. Users can purchase ebooks directly through their Android devices, but periodicals such as newspapers and magazines are apparently not available.


To read the original eWeek article, click here: Amazon Releases Kindle for Android App