Android: Quietly rolled out for public testing, audiobook service Audible has a free beta of its Android app that some users have been describing as the last iPhone-to-Android gap. As you’d expect, it downloads, plays and maintains your audiobook collection.
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It’s an open beta at the moment, but you need to join the Audible for Android Google Group to get the download link — luckily, there’s a “no email, I’ll read onlline” option. Once you’re in, and after you’ve grabbed the software, Audible for Android works as you’d expect. Audiobook files loaded on your SD card can be loaded up and played, and those with Audible accounts, starting at $US7.49 per month, can download new books from the app. The books play in the background, of course, so you can do anything else on your phone while catching up on The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo.
Audible for Android is a free, open beta. Tell us what you think of the app, and what could be improved, in the comments. If you want to let us all know what killer app is still missing from the Android Market (other than games, of course), do tell, too.