September 2, 2014

Kindle for Android Adds Voice Search, Wikipedia Lookup, More

Amazon.com announced earlier this morning that they have released an updated version of the popular eReader application for Android.  Readers can now enjoy a handful of new features including voice search within a book, highlighting and note taking, and Wikipedia lookup. Amazon’s library of selections has now reached 700,000 books that can be purchased one time and read in a variety of  manners including PC, iPad, Blackberry, and of course, the Kindle devices.  The latest release of the free title should be in the Android Market by the time you read this.  To read more about the Kindle application for Android be sure to head to Amazon’s website!

Details in the latest release of Kindle:

  • Search within the book: Customers can either type or speak a word or phrase to search within a book.
  • Add, Edit and Delete Notes and Highlights: Kindle for Android is the only reading app for Android-based devices that allows readers to add notes and highlights to books, and have them automatically synchronized between devices.
  • Wikipedia Lookup: Look up words and phrases in Wikipedia simply by selecting text.
  • Shelfari Book Details: For the first time, customers can view additional book details from the books-focused social networking site Shelfari. Readers will find a description of the book, synopsis, summary, cast of characters, and many more features, and be able to view real-time discussions that the Shelfari community is having about the book.
  • Orientation Lock: Choose to lock the orientation of their screen in landscape or portrait mode to allow for comfortable reading in any position.