Amazon.com said today it will release a free Kindle for Android application sometime this summer.
Kindle for Android will allow users to browse and read from over 540,000 books in the Kindle Store.
Kindle for Android features Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which saves and synchs a user’s bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, and BlackBerry.
"Kindle for Android is the perfect companion application for Kindle and Kindle DX owners, and is also a great way for customers to enjoy over 540,000 books in the Kindle Store even if they don’t yet have a Kindle," said Jay Marine, director, Amazon Kindle.
"We think customers are going to love the convenience and simplicity of having instant access to a massive selection of books from Amazon on their Droid, Nexus, Incredible and many more Android devices."
Key features of Kindle for Android include:
*Choose from five different font sizes
*Read in portrait or landscape mode, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages
*Read the beginning of books for free before purchasing