Kindle For Android Brings The Best eBook Reader To Your Smartphone, No Kindle Required

Android: We've had a Kindle app for the iPhone for awhile, and more recently for BlackBerry, but today, Amazon released the long-awaited Kindle for Android application, allowing you to read Amazon ebooks on your smartphone, whether or not you have a Kindle.

There have been a few ways to read books on your Android phone, but this is the app everyone's been waiting for. You can browse Amazon's Android-optimised ebook store in the browser and download books straight to your device.

After you download a book (or a free book sample), it will appear in the Kindle app and you can read it with the app's touch-friendly interface. Just like with the iPhone, you can adjust text size, add bookmarks, view annotations and turn pages easily with a few different motions. And, if you have a Kindle, Amazon's Whispersync feature will make sure your last read page and annotations stay the same on all your devices.

Kindle for Android is a free download for Android 1.6 and above.

Kindle for Android


    This is a very welcome addition for me. After moving away from the iPhone a couple of months ago I lost the ability to read my kindle books.

    I will be interested to see the performance though I remember on the iPhone 3g it was ratherlaggy.

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