Kindle for Android Now in the Android Market

I admit I was only settling for using the Kobo app on my HTC EVO 4G because the Kindle app for Android wasn’t available. That’s a thing of the past now with Amazon (s amzn) finally releasing the Kindle app into the Android wild. Installation is quick and easy (Android 1.6 or later) and after logging in with my Kindle credentials my bookshelf was right where I left it.

The reader portion of the app works like other versions and it syncs books and bookmarks with all other Kindle devices being used. Shopping for books fires up the web browser as the app doesn’t handle that function, but it’s integrated nicely and almost seamless. This will be changed in the near future according to Amazon:

Several features will be added to Kindle for Android in the near future, including full text search and purchasing of Kindle books from within the app.  Customers can learn more about the free Kindle for Android reading app at and can download the app from Android Market.

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