Amazon is trying to sell you magazines on the iPad. The latest update to the Kindle app for iPad now has a newsstand for reading Kindle Fire magazines, a built-in PDF reader, and slickly designed text book replicas.
The Kindle app for Android is now optimized for Android Honeycomb tablets. Newspapers and magazines look much better on the larger screen, there's a better word look-up feature, and you can pause and resume downloads. [Android Market]
After Amazon's success developing an iPad app, they've now tailored apps for Android and Windows tablet platforms, doing the usual: giving access to 775,000 ebooks, which can be bought once and read on various platforms.
Continuing its neverending march to platform ubiquity, Kindle will officially be available on Windows Phone 7—though maybe not in time for launch. So far Amazon's just saying that the app will be available "later this year," and that it'll come with some unique features including personalized book recommendations on…
Kindle's biggest strength?Platform ubiquity. Even more so after this Kindle for Mac update that lets you add and edit notes and highlight passages, syncing everything across all Kindle apps and devices.
This summer, Android users will finally have their very own Kindle app. The app will allow you to access the Kindle Store, synchronize bookmarks across all your devices, and do just about everything Kindle apps on other platforms can.
The iPad may seem like Apple's move to cockblock Amazon in the Ebook Wars, but Amazon's Kindle app makes it part of Amazon's larger ebook ecosystem. In many ways, the iPad is the best Kindle yet.