Amazon Upgrades Kindle for Tablets

By John Gaudiosi ( - Tue, May 24, 2011

Amazon has updated its Kindle for Android application with new features to take advantage of tablets rrunning Honeycomb including the NVIDIA® Tegra®-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Acer Iconia Tab A500, LG Optimus Pad, T-Mobile G-Slate, and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. The latest version of Kindle for Android includes an integrated immersive shopping experience tailored for tablets, a new layout for newspapers and magazines designed for the unique interface of Honeycomb, and dozens of other new enhancements that take advantage of larger screens.

"We've taken all the features customers love about Kindle for Android, and created a beautiful new user interface and a seamless shopping experience tailored to the look and feel of Honeycomb tablets," said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. "As always, Kindle customers 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere,' so Kindle for Android is the perfect companion for the millions of customers who own a Kindle and a way for customers around the world to download and enjoy books on their Android phone or tablet even if they don't yet own a Kindle."

New features of Kindle for Android include seamless integrated shopping experience tailored for tablets that give consumers quick access to personalized recommendations, customer reviews, and more. The app also features refined newspaper and magazine layout including full color images. Users now have the ability to pause and resume downloads at any time. There’s also an enhanced word look-up capability with built-in dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions.