Flash! Kindle for Android updated, new features

Flash! Kindle for Android updated, new features

You don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle store books.

You can get a free “reader app” and read them on a PC, a Mac, an iPad, an iPhone, an iPod touch, a Blackberry, and Android devices.

Those readers don’t have all the features of the Kindle (including the reflective E Ink screen, text-to-speech, and some Kindle store items), but they are being improved over time.

In this

press release

Amazon announces updates to the Android version.

  • You will now be able to search within your books by text…or voice.  The latter is interesting: that might be one of the uses for the currently inactive microphone on the K3s. 
  • “Seamless” Wikipedia look up
  • Locking landscape/portrait orientation
  • Look up book descriptions in Shelfari (a readers’ social networking site owned by Amazon)
  • Add, edit, and delete notes and highlights, and sync them to other devices on your account

Customers who already have the app should get the update automatically. 

For more information, see


This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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