Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android update brings Fire-like carousel display

The latest Kindle for Android app update has come available by way of the Google Play Store. This update has brought the app up to version 4.0.1.3, but perhaps more important than a the new number -- the changes and new features that have been added. This is one of those changes that you will notice immediately upon launch. Just to begin with, Kindle for Android is now sporting a carousel display.

Amazon patent filing suggests used eBook sales are coming

A recent Amazon patent filing suggests that the company is working on a method that will allow you to sell your used ebook. And while that may seem a bit silly to use the term used in reference to something digital, this could have some perks for those who tend to read a book only once. The catch here, this is simply a patent approval and Amazon has yet to actually announce anything.

The Amazon Tablet is a rumor that refuses to die

DigiTimes is reporting that Taiwan based Quanta Computer has received a monthly order from Amazon for up to 800,000 tablet PCs at peak production. The tablets are expected to ship in the second half of 2011, making an Amazon Tablet ready to hit the market just in time for the holidays. Quanta is no stranger to tablets, being an OEM partner for both RIM and Sony. So, is it a credible rumor? Well, the touch screens are expected to be made by E Ink Holdings, which provides the screens on the Kindle. They use an electrophoretic display supported by Fringe Field Switching technology, which is just a fancy way of saying they've got great color gamut and bright, bold colors, according to Wiki.

Amazon tablet rumors persist

With the launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android, rumors are beginning to mount to the book seller may be developing their own tablet. And the rumor is being pushed by consumer product analysts, not just bloggers connecting the dots. Both Forrester and Business insiders believe that with Amazon's one-click service and vast distribution capability, it could build on what they've learned with the Kindle and evolve to a tablet design. And considering that they could eliminate the middle man, Amazon could offer a solid Android tablet for less.

Run the Kindle App on your NOOKcolor!

Over at BlogKindle.com, Andrei Pushkin has formulated a walk-through to help root your NOOKcolor and install the Kindle for Android application. He was even able to successfully install and run youtube, Gmail, and yes our favorite... Angry Birds!

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.

Kindle for Android Now Available for Download

Well, that came out of nowhere. Despite the fact that Samsung announced the Vibrant for T-Mobile, which is coming pre-installed with Kindle Editions, no one assumed that the application itself would just magically appear in the Market overnight. But, sure enough, there it is, ready for you to download.