Sony finally decided to launch an Android application to read the eBooks you might have bought using your existing Sony e-Reader. It supports Android devices that are 2.2 or higher, so you can get it on your Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Fpr the last twelve months, Sony was the odd man out in the e-reader race. Sony had solid technology for reading books, but no presence on iOS, Android, Blackberry or WebOS. This has changed for the better with the new Android App launched today. Most devices do not have Android 2.2, so very few tablets or phones will be able to run it.
The Sony Reader for Android supports ePub and PDF ebooks, as well as Sony’s own exclusive formats. This new application is also one of the very few that allows Adobe DRM to be read within the reader.
The home screen is divided into a few different sections. This includes recent books at the top, a scrollable list of all your books in the middle, and favorites, bookmarks, and highlights below. There’s also a link the Sony Reader Store, which opens in your default web browser.
This application of course is best used in conjunction with your existing Sony e-Reader. If you do not have one, the app does come with six free eBooks.
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.