Amazon Adds Newspapers And Magazines To Kindle For Android App


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Amazon said today that users of its Kindle for Android app can now buy, read, and sync more than 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines.

Additional new features include the ability to buy and download Kindle books and periodicals within the Kindle for Android app, share reading progress via social networks, and zoom closer to images and other graphics. Kindle for Android is the first major e-book app to offer periodicals on the Android platform.

Kindle-for-Android “We want to give customers the freedom and flexibility to buy their newspapers and magazines once, and read them everywhere across the devices and platforms they chose--just like they do with Kindle books today," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.

"Kindle for Android is our fastest-growing application, and we're excited to launch over 100 newspapers and magazines for our Android customers."

Other updates to the Kindle for Android app include the addition of an in-app store optimized for the Android interface, which allows users to find, buy, and download over 750,000 Kindle books without leaving the app, as well as social network integration, which allows users to share their progress in a book using Google's built-in Share functionality.