Amazon, the proud owners of Kindle, one of the first e-readers with thousands of units sold worldwide, announced today that it has made an update on the Kindle App for Android. This is first ever update Amazon rolled out for the Kindle app, enabling users to buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines.
Android users can now buy a single issue or subscribe to popular newspapers and magazines while having it automatically delivered to their Android-powered device. All Kindle subscriptions start with a 14-day free trial period. Users have the access to cancel the subscription at any time during the trial period.
Amazon Kindle Vice President, Russ Grandinetti, stated:
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. Kindle for Android is our fastest-growing application, and we’re excited to launch over 100 newspapers and magazines for our Android customers.
Furthermore, Android users can buy and download Kindle books within the Kindle for Android app, share it across the social networks, while rolling in the ability to zoom closer to images and other graphics.
Amazon seems to be striving hard in order to keep up with the other competitors, such as the iPad by pushing newspapers and magazine subscriptions into its apps. With Amazon offering subscriptions, the company is surely one step ahead over the competition as this is where iPad publishers lag behind.
For a complete listing of newspapers and magazines available on Kindle for Android, visit Amazon’s official Kindle App Newsstand.