Amazon has updated the Kindle app for Android mobiles, bringing some smart new features to handsets running Google’s operating system.
The revamped e-reader Kindle for Android now allows users to conduct searches by words for locating text. Also new to the application is the option to annotate and highlight passages of text – handy for students ploughing through that semester’s set texts – and use voice commands.
You’ll also now be able check the font of crowd-sourced knowledge Wikipedia and Dictionary.com to check book refs and look up tricksy words without having to leave the app.
Finally, content from social networking site Shelfari has been included, enabling users to read book summaries and analysis as well as chat about what they’re reading.
Amazon Kindle Director Dorothy Nicholls said: "We're excited to see our customers' positive response to the Kindle for Android app, and we think that customers are going to enjoy the updates we've made.”
The app is available now at the Android Market and is free to download.
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