Amazon Kindle App Coming Soon

While it’s true that there are already few ebook readers for Android (Aldiko), they fundamentally lack the access to Amazon’s ebooks Kindle editions library. Soon it will be possible because Amazon is set to release the long awaited free Kindle for Android app. You can register now to be notified of the release.

The features sound promising. For example, you’ll be able to view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible device. Yes, you’ll be able to read a ebook on multiple devices which is a great news. The bad news is that Kindle newspapers and magazines will  not be available on Kindle for Android.

It will work on all devices from Android 1.6 and will required a SD card, probably to store the ebooks. Features include:

Read Kindle books on your Android phone

  • Get the best reading experience available on your Android phone. No Kindle required
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible device
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode
  • Tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages

Shop for books in the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone

  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Search and browse more than 500,000 books, including more than 96 of 110 New York Times bestsellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary
  • Find New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99
  • Get free book samples. Read the beginning of books for free before you decide to buy
  • Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile devices
  • Kindle newspapers, magazines and blogs are currently not available on Kindle for Android

  • Ratnok

    One question. Are magazines and newspapers available on the iPhone app?

  • Louis

    How about Barnes and Noble (who have an android reader, the nook)… still no android app from them yet…. eh…

    • Terran

      They probably want you to buy the nook.

  • Kenji O.

    Nice! This thing on the EVO (it will work on the EVO right?) will be awesome. The screen is huge and it'll be perfect for flights!

  • eka

    nice post. thanks for info. i like it :p