A few hours ago the Amazon Kindle Application went live on the Android Market! This application gives you access to all of your Amazon eBook purchased you might have made with your Kindle E-Reader, or books you might have purchased via Kindle to PC or their Blackberry Application.
The Kindle app lets you do things like adjust yours font sizes, free ebook samples, and most importantly, wireless bookmark synchronization. This application will even let you adjust the background color as well as brightness, just by hitting the Menu key.
In order for this application to run correctly your Android device must have at least Android 1.6 to operate. The Application is a free download.
In other Kindle Application news the Kindle Application for IOS new supports embedded audio and video. Any Apple device with the new IOS such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch will be able to use this new application.
This is great news, for eBooks that are increasingly able to have online functionality via videos, or embedded videos and audio.
In a recent public comment by Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle, had to say about the update:
“”We are excited to add this functionality to Kindle for iPad and Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch,” said Dorothy Nicholls, director, Amazon Kindle. “Readers will already find some Kindle Editions with audio/video clips in the Kindle Store today–from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes with video tips on preparing the perfect cake to Bird Songs with audio clips that relate the songs and calls to the birds’ appearances. This is just the beginning–we look forward to seeing what authors and publishers create for Kindle customers using the new functionality of the Kindle apps.”
You can get the updated version of the Kindle Edition software right now in the App Store, and it’s even been updated for the iPhone 4’s new Retina Display. It’s still free, so that’s good. If you’ve got the new books on there that take advantage of the updated software, go ahead and leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
Nature eBooks with bird calls, or wild life? Bird Watching EBooks with videos of the birds in their natural habitat? It looks like ebooks may step it up to the next level.
Sources: Slashgear, Amazon, Engadget
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.