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Amazon Kindle for Android 2.0 released: Periodical support & SD saving

Amazon's Kindle for Android app has been updated to v2.0, complete with newspaper and magazine support together with "Move to SD Card" functionality enabled. The ereader app now allows access to Amazon's 100+ periodical titles, and shifts the Amazon store into the app itself rather than kicking you into the web version when you want to buy a new ebook. Meanwhile there's also support for sharing your reading progress with social networks. The UI has been tweaked, with the option to use your Android smartphone's volume keys to control page turns, and the chapter title now included in the reader status bar; there's also zoom functionality for images and graphics. Amazon Kindle for Android 2.0 is a free download in the Android Market.

Google eBookstore launches with new eBook Reader for Android

Google has launched its much-anticipated Google eBookstore, complete with an ereader app for Android (and one for iOS too). Users will be able to choose from more than three million titles - including hundreds of thousands for sale - made up of public domain classics and brand new bestsellers. If you don't have an Android 2.1+ or iOS device, you can use Google's eBooks Web Reader for cloud-based ereading in the browser. The Google eBookstore is initially only available in the US.

Sony Reader Coming to Android in December

Reading on your mobile device is becoming more and more popular as we enter the digital age. Currently there are many eReader options available for Android devices but Sony is now going to enter the eBook market with their "Reader" application.

Barnes and Noble Releases “Love of Reading” TV Ad Spot for NOOKcolor

Bookstore Barnes and Noble release today their first big television advertisement for NOOKcolor, a device they're promoting as a device in which they've inserted what they say is "All [they] know about reading." It's all in there! Experience millions of books like never before (including video content inside recipes which, just so you know, wont be available until at least Q1 of next year. Relax with the magazines you love whenever and wherever, share with the ladies sitting next to you getting a perm, and read books to your kids (or have them read to them by the device!)

PocketBook IQ EBookReader Hands-On and Video Review

Looks like Nathan from TheEBookReader has his claws dug in deep on a sweet little number by the name of PocketBook IQ, an Android based tablet/ereader that runs Android 2.0 and will be able to upgrade eventually to 2.2. First, and maybe most important, he lets us know that this particular ereader allows you to install 3rd party apps out of the box, which rocks. On the other hand, this PocketBook IQ does not have direct access to Android Market, which means you'll have to take another couple of steps to get Google-approved applications.

Sharp announces 2 new Android Ereader tablets, named Galapagos

Sharp has officially announced 2 new eReader tablets that it has been working on. The 2 tablets, one “mobile” and one “home”, short for small and big, are code named Galapagos. This is not only the bizarre name of the hardware but also Sharp’s new eBook ecosystem. The home model is a 10.8-inch LCD with a resolution of 1366 x 800, while the mobile version is only 5.5 inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution display. Video demonstration after the cut.

Laputa bringing realistic eBook reading to Android

Ebooks are becoming more and more popular as we move even further into the all digital age. While many argue the experience of reading an actual physical book is far greater than reading it on a mobile device or Kindle, many people have an extensive library of books they like to read and it’s a hassle to carry them around. Solving this, a new eBooks app Laputa, is trying to bring the experience of reading an actual book to Android devices featuring page turning animations and a colorful shelf-like user interface similar to that of Apple’s popular iBooks.

New Features added to NOOK for Android

Barnes & Noble’s popular eBook reader application, NOOK, has received some very appreciated updates with it’s third update in seven weeks of being on the platform. Barnes & Noble has been really receptive of user requests and we can see that in every update as more and more features are added. NOOK also utilizes QuickActions making it one of the first to make use of this element in an Android app.

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook Wi-Fi

If you’re into eReaders this is double the good news for you. Not only has Barnes & Noble introduced a new version of their Android powered Nook but they have lowered the price of their existing models. And to top it all off, they have added a new update that adds news features and allows you to have free AT&T hotspot service.

Qik, Premium Features Outlined for the EVO

Not too long ago we found out Qik would be charging for “premium features”. This was an additional fee of $4.99 a month. Couple this fee with the 4G and hotspot fee and the EVO was becoming quite an expensive device to own. The good thing is this fee wasn’t mandatory, it just unlocked access to those unnamed premium features.
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