October 24, 2014

Kindle for Android appears

Engadget just broke the news the Kindle is now available for Android handsets running 1.6 or higher.  With all the rumored and future Android tabs and phones on the way, along with the iPad/iPhone versions will the Kindle be an also ran for Amazon?  As always, only time will tell.

Features include:

  • Search and browse more than 620,000 books, including 108 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers, plus tens of thousands of the most popular classics for free directly from their Android device. Bestsellers such as “Backlash” by Aaron Allston, “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, and “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, and hundreds of thousands of other popular books are $9.99 or less in the Kindle Store
  • Read the first chapter of books for free before they decide to buy
  • Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • Synchronize last page read between their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Android-powered phone
  • Customize background color, font color, and font size to help ease eyestrain
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages
  • Adjust screen brightness from within the app to make reading easier