'Kindle for Android gets new update, becomes better

It makes perfect sense for a new software update to deliver better performance, although there have been times in the past where an update was pulled since it made the device run amok after being upgraded. Amazon made no such mistake with their latest Kindle for Android version though, where it will be accompanied by a slew of improvements which we will look at in closer detail after the jump. For now, we will give a bried overview on what Kindle for Android is all about. This is the only reading app for Android-based devices currently which enables readers to add notes and highlights to books, while letting them automatically synchronized between devices. Get yours from the Android Market today (different geographical regions apply).

  • Search within the book: Customers can either type or speak a word or phrase to search within a book.
  • Add, Edit and Delete Notes and Highlights: Kindle for Android is the only reading app for Android-based devices that allows readers to add notes and highlights to books, and have them automatically synchronized between devices.
  • Wikipedia Lookup: Look up words and phrases in Wikipedia simply by selecting text.
  • Shelfari Book Details: For the first time, customers can view additional book details from the books-focused social networking site Shelfari. Readers will find a description of the book, synopsis, summary, cast of characters, and many more features, and be able to view real-time discussions that the Shelfari community is having about the book.
  • Orientation Lock: Choose to lock the orientation of their screen in landscape or portrait mode to allow for comfortable reading in any position.

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