Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kindle Arrives on Android This Summer (Mashable)

Somehow I suspect we won’t see an Apple e-book app on Android (or any non-Apple device platform) real soon now…

Kindle is already available on the iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry, but Android(Android) will join the mobile lineup in the next few months. The free app comes with all of the features you’d expect in a Kindle app: access to Amazon’s half a million e-books, automatic sync of bookmarks, notes, and highlights, and the ability to read books in portrait or landscape mode.

While Kindle for Android seems very similar to its iPhone and iPad counterparts, it does come with an additional feature: the ability to buy books through the app itself. iPhone and iPad users currently have to buy Kindle books via the Safari(Safari) mobile web browser because Amazon doesn’t want to give up 30% of its book sales to its new e-book rival.

Kindle Arrives on Android This Summer

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