I am a big Android fan boy – I have mentioned this more than once that Android is going to be the future of Mobile computing and I am extremely encouraged with the way things are going.
Just a few days back, Android surpassed iphone for the first time in sales, which itself is a great great achievement given that Android is just couple of years old. It is now 2nd phone only after Blackberry in the U.S.
One of greatest features about Android phone is that you can extend the functionality of your phone to literally anything you can think of on a handheld device. Over last 2 months since the time I have got my Android phone, I visit Marketplace nearly everyday to check out on new applications – I probably have close to 100 applications installed on my phone and probably will have 100 more in next few months.
Today, Amazon announced that Kindle App is coming on Android and will have full functionality app that where you can even buy e-books from the app itself. Kindle already has applications on iPhone & Blackberry, but you cannot buy books directly from App, I think the reason being that they may not want to share the 30% revenue with Apple for each of their e-book purchase.
The Kindle for Android app is “coming soon” and will run on any Android device (v1.6 or newer) that has an SD card installed.
Kindle App for Android Features
- 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
I am eagerly waiting for this app to be launched as are many of the other Android users… Yay !