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Kindle for Android
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Kindle for Android

Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)

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Languages Supported:
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • - Switch between reading and listening when you add audio to a Kindle book
  • - Jump directly to previous locations from the progress bar
  • - Copy a word or phrase, paste into another program
  • - Multi-color highlights
  • - Improved notifications
  • - Improved cross-device sync
  • More instructions and help
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Product details

  • Release Date: 18 Mar 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)
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Product Features

  • Get the best reading experience available on your Android phone--no Kindle required
  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Search and browse more than 850,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times bestsellers
  • Automatically synchronize your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Adjust text size, read in portrait or landscape mode, and lock screen orientation

Product Description

Read more than 850,000 Kindle books with Amazon's free application for your Android phone--no Kindle required. Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync, you can access your library of Kindle books, notes, marks, and more.

Kindle for Android makes it more convenient than ever to bring Kindle books everywhere you go--even if you don't have a Kindle. Whispersync ensures you'll never lose your place by allowing you to sync bookmarks, last page read, notes and highlights between all of your Kindle-ready devices.

With the Kindle app for Android, you have the power to tap into the Kindle online store right from your phone. Browse through various categories such as "New and Noteworthy" or "New York Times Bestsellers," or use the search field to find specific titles or authors.

Technical Details

  • Size: 31.6MB
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  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Open network sockets
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 2 Jan 2014
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I absolutely love using Kindle for Android on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.I can do almost everything I could do on my basic Kindle. The only thing I can't manage is to turn the page from the right hand side and sometimes when I close down I lose my page so always bookmark now before closing. The reading experience makes up for everything. I had been considering purchasing Kindle with a backlight but this app makes that unnecessary. I can now read beautifully lit pages on my Tab 3. Love it!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great app! 3 Feb 2014
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I can use kindle app on my phone laptop and note, dont need to carry lots of books great app.
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Although it really does make it easier to have several books you can carry around, control is annoying.
Touch the right side, text gets bigger, try again, text gets bigger still. Third attempt makes the auto brightness turn off and suddely dim the screen. One more try and it changes the font. ALL I WANT TO DO IS TURN THE F%^%&%&g PAGE!

It would be far easier if there was just a left, right, top touch point. Left and right to turn the pages and top to bring up the menu to change settings like text size etc. Too much ease of use actually makes it harder to use. Whoever wrote the Kindle software has never heard of K.I.S.S. when it comes to programming, (Keep It Short and Simple).
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Barbēlō TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Downloaded the Kindle app on the iPad 2, also on the iPad 3 and my Samsung Nexus 10 - works fine on all of them.
We have the Kindle app on the iPod 4, and the iPod 5 - works fine (but even scrolling in I still find the screen much too small on the iPods, even the iPhone5 too small)

We also have the Kindle App on the iPads Mini and reading on them, so long as brightness is turned quite low, is fantastic.
But it cant be used outside in bright sunlight becaz of the glare with having the backlight - but all devices that have backlights cant be read outside in daylight. Perfect in the car tho in the dark.

I love the fact that you can turn the contrast/brightness down low within the app itself and it doesn't effect the brightness on the device at all. Also you can change the background colour to Sepia - which we find easier to read with.

On the iPads we have made the writing smaller and on the iPods we have made the writing larger to make it easier to read.
(but I have now removed the kindle off the iPods becaz screen is much too small)

Also I have an Amazon Kindle touch and the Whispersync on all of our devices works fine, I think its fabulous - So we can read wherever and whenever we like and hardly any weight - such a good idea!

Only trouble was when I tried to install the Kindle App on my Kobo Vox, couldn't; I don't think its compatible - As I tried loads of times, but just would not install at all. I think I did manage to download from googleplaystore, but the Kobo kept on crashing, so I had to delete the app.
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1.0 out of 5 stars By the time I get to the end of a ... 17 Aug 2014
By the time I get to the end of a book I cannot access the Library to choose the next book. It will not get off the last page and just keeps going back to the book I have just finished. This application jams, crashes and we usually have to reinstall it. I am seriously fed up with such an unhelpful and frustrating application. This is the 2nd device I have been unable to get it to work properly on. 1 star for being able to read a couple of books and that's all :(
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A lot better than the free app off the google play store which i deleted as it kept "sticking" that i couldn't go out of the current book i was reading , i thought it was my samsung tab 3 that was broke but since dowloading from the amazon app store it works brilliantly & theres a new screen colour instead of the 3 , white , black & sepia i would like to see a few more screen colour like blue & lilac :-)
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Constantly having to reload kindle to my pc because when I go for the book the application has dissapeared. Don't like being tied into Kindle and it's become like Apple in the sense. I find it much easier reading books in a simple pdf format. I know Kindle is supposed to be useful but its a pain having to load up fo different devices.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love reading, love having a book with me on ... 12 Aug 2014
Love reading, love having a book with me on my phone where-ever I go, love the fact I can carry on reading on my tablet due to Kindle keeping my reading place synced between devices. Love the wide choice of books available on Amazon and how quick it is to get one and start reading. I'd say generally quite pleased with it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 8 minutes ago by debra hadfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle for android is great as I only need my tablet when on holiday...
Kindle for android is great as I only need my tablet when on holiday or my phone when waiting for an appointment. I do not know what I would do with out them.
Published 1 hour ago by Ian Griffin
4.0 out of 5 stars delighted with this app.
Once I figured how to get this APP on my android phone, which for me wasn't easy! Have found it great no problems as yet. Kindle books cheaper than kobo or googleplay. Good.
Published 1 day ago by S. Palarm
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Rubbish, would not let me download as I live in Qatar (Iphone App works OK here)
Published 2 days ago by Peter Michael Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic thanks amazon
oh yes this is the best app I have ever downloaded
I an a keen reader and being able to read a book on my phone saves me a lot of money as well as having to carry a book with... Read more
Published 3 days ago by mick r
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Great that between Amazon and BlackBerry they have worked out how to give customers loving both worlds the best of both, namely book title consumption on a great user experience,... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Andrew Beurschgens
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful
Fine, excellent, useful, educational and a must have for any tablet. Why by a REAL kindle when you can have this on your phone or tablet and have all the other things as well?
Published 4 days ago by Delzx7r
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy and useful download on Galaxy Tab3.
Published 5 days ago by FatManInBathtub
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great app
Published 5 days ago by radar
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
will not enable downloads to my android tablet
Published 5 days ago by john00
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