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New ‘Kindle’ for Android app update adds over 1,000 illustrated books

Amazon just updated the “Kindle” for Android app to support Kindle Format 8, and it brings a variety of children’s books, comic books, and graphic novels with vivid color and illustrations.

“Shop for over 1000 children’s titles such as Brown Bear and Curious George, and comics such as Batman and Superman. Plus, richer formatting in thousands of other Kindle titles,” announced the app’s description on the Google Play Store.

The new collection of reading materials compliment an already existing catalog of over 850,000 Kindle books and 100 different newspapers and magazines hosted through Amazon’s free application that does not need a Kindle slate. For those that already own a Kindle, Whispersync seamlessly beams a user’s last page read, and any bookmarks, highlights, and notes across all compatible devices.

The latest Kindle for Android update also included the ability for users to email personal documents to their “Send-to-Kindle” address, which will automatically deliver the documents to Kindle for Android and then archive them in the Amazon Cloud. Users can use the cloud to later re-download their materials.

The Kindle for Android app is available free at the Amazon Appstore or through Google Play. It requires Android OS 2.1 or greater.

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