eBooks and eReading

Kindle for Android

I mentioned last year that I was going to get an Android for my next mobile phone. I had a Blackberry at the time and was getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of available apps and that fewer and fewer updates were available for existing apps. This was not helped by the much-publicised data crash last year.

I now have an Android capable phone and was pleased to discover an available Kindle app.

The best thing about it is that you don’t need a Kindle device. You can pay for and download ebooks onto your mobile phone and they are easy to view. If you do have a Kindle, tying it in to your account makes your entire archive available on the phone.

On my BlackBerry I had Kobo which though handy, was not as diverse as this. It was also slow loading and lacked fluid scrolling, sometimes scrolling too far.

I find it particularly useful for travelling very light (I’m in Newcastle at the moment on a short break, having to be careful about what I took as the low cost airline I used are known for being strict on weight limits for hand luggage.

It is a nice little app; all the better as it is free. There is a Kindle store too. The only complaint is that there doesn’t seem to be a ‘Daily Deal” page.


4 thoughts on “Kindle for Android

      1. The basic $79 one, with no bells and whistles. I want something that I could just read on and not be distracted by all the other things. Plus, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to be tied to Kindle.

      2. My sentiments too. I wasn’t sure of the deal with the keyboard version with 3G connection. Both were features I didn’t really need.

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