Amazon's Kindle app coming to Android

Discussion in 'Android News' started by danDroid, May 18, 2010.

  1. chr1sny

    chr1sny New Member

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    Sounds great. This will probably work better on the EVO than my droid due to the bigger screen size.
     
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    I am going by the assumption Hook that it works this way with the PC version. I will try the app on my Ipod touch tonight if I remember and give it a try. I am curious now.
     
  3. beadlam

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    I have read books on the itouch and on the Droid (not from Amazon yet - but am waiting excitedly). Love the experience! I don't even want to read from a regular format book anymore. I find the experience to be the same as reading a hard book (getting lost in the experience) and I find the reading a bit faster, since you're reading down and very little across - your eyes don't have to move as much, if that makes sense. Also, being able to decide on the text size is a treat for my aging eyes.
     
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    A friend of mine has the Kindle app on her IPuke. She doesn't own a Kindle and downloaded the app from the apple market. If my memory is serving me correctly, I think it was $4.99.
     
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    The Kindle app is free for the Ipad and Iphone. I would assume the Android version will be as well.
     
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    you don't need the actual Kindle to use the apps.. I had it on my Storm and loved it, have it on the home PC and laptop as well, and all I've paid for are books. I've been pissed that it wasn't in the Android Market, glad to see its on its way!! Also, the small screen isn't a big deal, the shorter pages keep me focused. FBReader has been nice, but I need more selection of books..
     
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    I'm not too excited about this cuz I already have many books to read through the aldiko app. I set it to black background with green text. Easy on the eyes, probably uses a little less battery. For any that don't know, get aldiko from the android market. Tons of free reading.
     
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    The primary driver behind this project is Dell's line of tablets that is set to be released in the next month or two. The first will be the Mini 5. Dell's tablets will be running the Android OS, so Amazon had to port their Kindle software over. At that point, why not roll it out to phones, too?

    My biggest reservation about reading on my Droid is that I need my phone for calls and such. The display is a battery hog, relatively speaking, so I'd hate to run my battery down from reading and then be low on juice for more important things. If the app is free I'll definitely download it. Not sure how much I'll actually use it, though.
     
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    I love reading on my Kindle and an app for my Droid will be an added bonus for the times when I don't have my Kindle with me.
     
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    Awesome, I dont do much reading on my droid but its nice to have the ability. I have Aldiko installed but theres not a lot of titles on there that are current.
     
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    Kinda surprised this didn't happen sooner as the Kindle uses linux. Oh well still excited for it!!!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    I use Aldiko and Laputa II...for my book readers.
    Kindle would be nice to have due to the wide selection of books.
    Reading on the phone is not bad but i cant stay on it too long, **** gives me a headache.
    lol
     
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