(Updated with Video) Kindle for Android Available Now!


If you’re a book reader who likes Android, today is your lucky day! Amazon has finally released the Kindle Reader for Android!

The app lets you read Kindle books purchased from Amazon.com, just like the iPhone app and the Kindle hardware itself do.

Just like you’d expect, Kindle for Android automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices, and you can adjust text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible device. It supports reading in both portrait and landscape mode. Additionally, you can shop for books in the Kindle Store right on your Android phone, buy it, and get it auto-delivered to your phone over the air.

The Kindle app requires Android 1.6 or higher, isn’t available in all countries (though the list of supported countries is impressive). Not all books are available in all countries either. But, if you’ve been waiting for Amazon to release the Kindle reader for your Android phone, today is your day: it’s available free in the Android Market, search “Kindle” or scan this barcode from your phone.

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Android Books on Kindle

To get you started, if you’re into Android development or are a power-user, here are some Kindle books that might interest you:

101 Google Android Tips, Tricks and Tweaks

Professional Android Application Development

Android Wireless Application Development

Beginning Android

Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours

If you’re just into android in general, check out these Kindle books:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I, Robot


Users running CyanogenMod 5.0.8 (myself included) have reported problems with books contents being unreadable. The Bug has been reported both to Cyanogen and Amazon.

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Joe Levi

Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple’s Newton, Microsoft’s Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow’s “Android Guy”.

By day you’ll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you’ll probably find him writing technology and “prepping” articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.