Amazon announced today that they will soon release Kindle for Android, an app that will let individuals download digital copies of books from the Kindle Store onto their phone . The app, which will be free to download, should release sometime this summer and will allow access to the over 540,000 books available inside the Kindle Store.
The app will work on phones running Android 1.6 or later and will require space on your microSD card (likely for storing your books.) AndroidCentral also notes that the Android app will make it easy to keep your place, as it will sync "your reading across multiple platforms, so you can pick up right where you left off no matter what device you're using."
This development will come in direct competition with reported plans of Google releasing their own app for e-book reading.
As for international availability of the app, EuroDroid noted that:
While Amazon doesn’t specifically state whether or not the app will be internationally available, it does say “If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary” – which seems to us to confirm a global roll-out.
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