Amazon Kindle for Android Coming Soon

Well it took awhile but Amazon is set to release Kindle for Android phones.  The app doesn’t have a release date yet but many think it will be available in a matter of weeks.  As expected Kindle for Android will be similar to the applications you see on the iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry.  It will have more than 500,000 books and will include Whispersync technology so you can pick up where you left off on any device.  Other features include:

  • 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
  • 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

Kindle for Android will also feature its very own Kindle Store where you can buy and preview books.  This is a feature that is not available in the iPhone and iPad versions.  The store lets you search over 500,000 books and offers different categories and sections.  You can search by book category, New York Times best sellers, Kindle’s top sellers or let the app recommend a book for you.  Kindle for Android will be compatible with Android phones running Android OS 1.6 and up.  It will also require an SD memory card.  Stay tuned for more info and a Kindle for Android release date.

[via PCMag]

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