Taking On IPhone Is Kindle For Android – Is Android Tablet Next?
It was announced by Amazon that Kindle is going Android. Amazon is teaming up with Google to give the iPhone a run for its money in e-reader functionality. Amazon already offers Kindle software for the iPhone, the iPad, Windows, Mac OS X and BlackBerry devices. Android already sells Amazon music and streaming movies with built-in apps. Except that it took so long to happen, Kindle on the Android isn’t any kind of surprise. Some think the Android tablet might be next.
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Downloads for Android Kindle
On Kindle for Android, downloads are a key advantage over Kindle on the iPhone. Fortune reports that Google’s Android environment, as open as quick payday loans compared to Apple’s, allows continuous Kindle downloads. Amazon built its Kindle bookstore seamlessly into Android. Kindle books can be read on iPhone, but when users want to buy an Amazon book on an iPhone, they need to leave Kindle, open the web browser, then buy the book with an Amazon account. That is when the purchase can be transferred wirelessly to the iPhone.
Kindle on the iPhone
With Kindle for iPhone, Apple forces a workaround because it doesn’t allow in-app purchases through an iPhone from anyone besides Apple. Amazon could sell e-books in Kindle for iPhone, but Apple would have to take a 30 percent cut. Android let Amazon build a storefront inside Kindle for Android, so Amazon can sell products directly, without Android users leaving Kindle, and without Google taking a cut.
Features of the Android Kindle
Kindle for Android can be used on Droid Incredible, Google Nexus One, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola Droid, HTC MyTouch, and most other Android phones. Users can buy e-books from the Kindle Store optimized for the Android phone with wireless delivery. The beginnings of books are there to try for free before buying. Kindle magazines, blogs, and newspapers won’t be available.
Will the Android tablet be next?
Beginning May 19, the Kindle for Android announcement precedes the Google I/O conference. Clint Boulton at eWeek reports that most of the buzz leading to the actual event centers on Android. One thing that seems certain to launch at Google I/O is Android 2.2 Android 2.2 will give Kindle for Android a speed increase from previous operating systems. Google officials also want to talk about Android based tablets. Verizon actually confirmed that they are working with Google on Android based tablets.
Clint Boulton at eWeek reports
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