It might seem like something long over due but also something that might worry a few. Amazon has just acquired popular digital comics distributor Comixology to expand its dominion even further into the realm of digital comics.
Amazon recently rolled out another update for the Kindle app. This one doesn't have any major bump in version number, but it does appear to have brought along a decent sized list of changes, additions and improvements. To begin with -- Amazon addressed the issue of speed with faster cover load times.
When it comes to reading, the choices are increasingly diverse. Print books are still alive and kicking, but eBooks are also popular. Though some prefer the romance of picking up an actual paper book, an increasing number of us are reading digitally. Even with eReading growing quickly, it still has a long way to go before actually killing off print entirely.
The Amazon Kindle app for Android was recently updated, and brings a host of features that could prove very helpful next time you pick up your tablet or phone. Everything from organization to accessibility has been improved, and we will now get the option to rate a book before we leave. There is also one more really interesting feature Amazon is touting, making just about any book truly yours.
Coming just about a year after the Redbox Instant app launched in the Google Play Store, the app has arrived in the Amazon Appstore for those using a Kindle Fire. More to the point, newer models of the Kindle Fire. The app is dubbed Redbox Instant by Verizon and it is not to be confused with the previously existing Redbox by Redbox app.
Amazon seems to be getting aggressive in trying to land its Kindle Fire HDX tablets into as many hands this season. Now it is offering up both the 7-inch and the 8.9-inch models with installment plans, a tactic that is has never used before, at least when it comes to its tablets.
Following the kick-off of the holiday shopping season, Amazon is once again talking record sales for the Kindle family of devices. Coming as the first in a pair of announcements, Amazon has said this "holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Kindle." And amongst the Kindle family, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HD topped the list.
Amazon has updated their Android Appstore to reflect their recent OS changes, bringing the darker theme and Mojito UI in. It still doesn’t follow the newer Android UI or design standards, but that’s not the point for Amazon. Like the rest of what they use Android for, Amazon has made it their own.
Amazon has announced an update for the Kindle Fire HD and HDX. This update will have those models jumping to Fire OS 3.1, but perhaps more important for the end user, this update means some new features and new support. Specifically, this update is brining Goodreads integration, Second Screen, enterprise and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) support and more.
Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HDX back in September. At that time we learned this model would be available in a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch variety. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 began shipping back in mid-October and as of today, the 8.9-inch model is shipping. That said, given these had been previously announced and available for pre-order, the details may sound familiar for some.