With Honeycomb running tablets oozing out from just about every corner, it was just a matter of time before Amazon updated its Kindle for Android app. Now, that has indeed happened with Amazon making available the updated Kindle app for Android 3.0. Appropriately named ‘Kindle 3.0 for Android,’ the app promises to function better in a Honeycomb environment and delivers a better reading experience and feel in the new breed of Honeycomb tablet PCs.
The most visible change with the updated Kindle app is evident with the library that is now depicted in a more convenient and user friendly grid view. So the library now shows thumbnail images of the books that you have in your library and is a lot better than the list view that used to be the default viewing option with the Android App for smartphones. Its a good thing the grid view has now been made default in smartphones as well though the overall feel and looks is far better in the bigger displays of the tablet devices.
Another good thing with the new Kindle 3.0 for Android app is the enhancements that has been introduced in the app-store. The layout is neat with the top section displaying recommendations for you while below it, on the left is the list of book categories to choose from. The right side shows lists of books under two broad categories – ‘Top 100 Paid’ and ‘Top 100 Free’ books. Also, making a new purchase is easier now since this can be accomplished from right within the app instead of launching an external browser.
So the next time, you fire up the Kindle app from your Xoom or any other Honeycomb tablet, make sure you ring in the change.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email