Kindle app now available for Android

Those who have been jealous of the Kindle app out for iPhone (myself included) will be glad to know that Amazon has now given us Android users the same opportunity.  Anyone running Android 1.6 or higher (which is now a good percentage of Android users) can now download a Kindle app for free.  This may be exactly what I’ve needed to jump into the ebook game.  From Amazon:

  • 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
  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Search and browse more than 600,000 books, including 109 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

Apparently magazines, newspapers, and blogs distributed via Kindle are not yet available on this app, but the verbiage implies that will change.

Hit the source link to read the full article, or just download via the following QR code and get started.

[via Amazon]