Amazon updated its Android Kindle app to enabled users to buy, read and sync Kindle newspaper and magazine content. The Android Kindle app is the first Kindle application with the news and magazine feature, and according to Amazon, “Kindle for Android is the first major eBook app to offer periodicals on the Android platform.”
Android Kindle app users can now subscribe to and buy single issues of the more than 100 newspapers and magazines available for the Kindle and its apps. Subscriptions include automatic delivery to connected devices. The Android Kindle app also allows content to be viewed in full color on smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a seven-inch Android tablet.
Newspapers and magazines available include The New York Times, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, The Atlantic, and many more. Head over to Amazon for a complete list.
Other new features include the ability to purchase newspapers and magazines within the Android app, social media integration, and image zoom.
The Kindle Android app is available as a free download from the Android Market. Those that already come with the Kindle app installed will see an automatic update.
The Kindle app is also available for the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC and BlackBerry. Amazon recently announced a web-only version as well.