Amazon Kindle App Update Adds More Kids Books, Comics, and Cloud Storage


We just received an email from Amazon letting us know about the latest update to the Kindle for Android app. The biggest new feature is Kindle Format 8 (KF8) support. What is KF8? Here’s how Amazon describes it:

Kindle Format 8 is Amazon’s next generation file format offering a wide range of new features and enhancements – including HTML5 and CSS3 support that publishers can use to create all types of books. KF8 adds over 150 new formatting capabilities, including drop caps, numbered lists, fixed layouts, nested tables, callouts, sidebars and Scalable Vector Graphics – opening up more opportunities to create Kindle books that readers will love.

Along with KF8, Amazon has added access to over 1,000 children’s books and comics, including Batman, Superman, Curious George, and Brown Bear. Also, your Android device can now receive documents from your Email-to-Kindle address directly from the cloud.

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About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.