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Amazon has promised to release a version of its Kindle ereader app specifically suited to Android-based tablets later in 2011, ahead of the presumed torrent of slates expected to run Google's open-source platform. The app will follow Amazon's successful iPad Kindle ereader, and support Whispersync across multiple Kindle devices and apps to make sure you can always pick up where you left off reading. No timescale has been given for the Android tablet Kindle app's release, but we're assuming it will be free like all the other versions the retailer has developed. [via SlashGear]
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.
rooted at the tail end of November, the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor is now getting Android 2.2 Froyo, though only unofficially. Several people have managed to get the updated OS onto the 7-inch touchscreen tablet, with jacememes sharing a video of it in action (that you can see below), but if it's instructions you're after then Jesse Vincent has the details. Be warned, however, this isn't the simple matter of downloading a ROM and reflashing your ereader. Instead you'll have to compile the OS yourself, and then do potentially dangerous things like shut off the battery heat monitor that could potentially see your NOOKcolor cook itself. Meanwhile WiFi, Bluetooth and many other things will be missing. Still, we're guessing a public-ready release is already in the works by the usual suspects. [youtube uviopU8Ve-Y]
[click here] to see how it went) has already been rooted, and owners can now install games like Angry Birds onto it, the news for developers that the first version of the NOOK Software Developer Kit is now available should be good indeed. It will provide developers with the tools necessary to take full advantage of the eReader, and unlock any doors that had been previously unaccessible.
black Novel ereader tablet has gone up for sale at QVC, though it's more expensive than originally expected. The company first said the Novel - which has a 9-inch color LCD touchscreen - would be $199.99, but the retailer is listing it for $213.80. That gets you WiFi b/g, 2GB of onboard storage and a 4GB microSD card, as well as a leatherette case. No sign of which Android OS version the tablet is running, however, nor what CPU is inside. [via The Digital Reader]