Amazon brings Kindle features to its Android app

If you don't have a Kindle to read your books on then there's no worries, as apps exist on other platforms like Android. Amazon isn't standing still on this either, now offering customers on Google's mobile platform some new features already available on the stand-alone device. Included are two new features that Amazon claims customers have found the most useful. First up is Word Wise, which Amazon claims is excellent for young kids and also for those learning English. Tapping a word pops up a box that provides a definition, along with synonyms and more. "We've heard from customers that this… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

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Amazon's New Page-Flip Feature Makes Kindle Books More Skimmable

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