“We want to give customers the freedom and flexibility to buy their newspapers and magazines once, and read them everywhere across the devices and platforms they chose—just like they do with Kindle books today,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “Kindle for Android is our fastest-growing application, and we’re excited to launch over 100 newspapers and magazines for our Android customers.”
For a full listing of newspapers and magazines available on Kindle for Android, go to www.amazon.com/kindleappnewsstand.
Additional features of this release include the ability to seamlessly buy and download Kindle books and periodicals within the Kindle for Android app, share reading progress via social networks, and zoom closer to images and other graphics.
Amazon is strategically placing itself to go head to head with the iPad by pushing newspaper and magazine subscriptions into its apps. The iPad has been revolutionary for many publishers in the news and magazine industry and Amazon is interested in leading the pack in that area. Buy offering subscriptions, something which iPad publishers cannot offer, Amazon has a leg up over the competition.
Amazon has been building out its selection of “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices. This allows users to read and sync their reading library across devices. Learn more about Kindle apps at www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
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