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Kindle for Android

Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,360 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • 4.7.0
  • • Start playing narration before audiobook download is complete
  • • Localized support for Dutch
  • • Tap on highlight to edit
  • • Several bug fixes
  • About app permissions
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  • Support
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Product Details

  • Release Date: March 18, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,360 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Get the best reading experience available on your Android phone--no Kindle required
  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly
  • Search and browse more than 850,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times bestsellers
  • Automatically synchronize your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Adjust text size, read in portrait or landscape mode, and lock screen orientation

Product Description

Read more than 850,000 Kindle books and over 100 different newspapers and magazines with Amazon's free application for Android devices--no Kindle required. Already have a Kindle? Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across various devices.

Kindle for Android
Kindle for Android
Choose from three different reading backgrounds
Reading revolutionized

Kindle for Android offers a number of features that take you beyond the standard reading experience. Access the table of contents through the menu button, and jump quickly to any section of the book. Search for words or phrases within the book, and look up words on Wikipedia or right from the page.

Easy on the eyes--and the fingers

There are five adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. There are also three different background color options: white, black, and sepia. Read in portrait or landscape mode, and lock the screen in the orientation you prefer. Turn pages with a flick of the touchscreen or simply tap on either side of the page to move through the text.

Annotations and automatic bookmarking
Kindle for Android
Search your books for key words and phrases

By using your phone's keypad, you can add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book. And because it is digital, you can edit and delete your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

Kindle for Android
New York Times bestsellers, starting at $9.99
Read everywhere with Whispersync

Kindle for Android makes it more convenient than ever to bring Kindle books everywhere you go--even if you don't have a Kindle. Whispersync ensures you'll never lose your place by allowing you to sync bookmarks, last page read, notes, and highlights between all of your Kindle-ready devices.

Books in 60 seconds

With the Kindle app for Android, you have the power to tap into the Kindle online store right from your phone. Buy an Android-optimized book from the Kindle store and have it auto-delivered wirelessly to your phone. Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile devices.

Massive selection

Search and browse more than 850,000 books, including 107 of 111 New York Times bestsellers (if you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary). Shop various categories such as "New and Noteworthy" or "New York Times Bestsellers," or use the search field to find specific titles or authors. Read over 100 newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Reader's Digest with high resolution color images.

Low book prices

Of the 850,000 titles available in the Kindle Store, over 610,000 are $9.99 or less, including 79 current New York Times Best Sellers. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary.

Kindle for Android
Try before you buy

No need to judge a book by its cover. Kindle for Android lets you download and read the beginning of books for free. Sample a new author or book--if you like what you read, simply buy and download the whole book with 1-Click, right from your phone, and continue reading. Sample length will vary by book.

Technical Details

  • Size: 30.9MB
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  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Read only access to device state
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Open network sockets
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
179 of 220 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT upgrade. March 22, 2012
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If you have an older Android device, don't even bother trying the latest build. It won't work. Older versions used to run just great on my 2.2 tablet but the latest upgrade is just TOO big and, as others have pointed out, it cannot be moved to the SD card. Therefore it won't load, it won't install, I've attempted to reinstall it 3 times tonight, and I've got it to the point where it will at least open but it won't copy books down from the Archive/Library. I've spent what to me is a lot of money on e-books and now I can't use them. There's no excuse for this app to be this big. Amazon needs to stop trying to force-feed customers cr*p they don't want and keep the focus on what customers DO want: an app that actually works, and books the CONSUMER chooses. I'm absolutely livid. For God's sake, it's not THAT hard to make the legacy .apk available!!!
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245 of 303 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Update ruined this application January 14, 2012
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I loved this app until I updated it this morning. Now it doesn't work and keeps telling me to force close the app. Amazon ruined this app with this new update and now I am having to remove from my tablet. The update takes up way too much space as previous reviews state.
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500 of 625 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars RECENT UPDATE KILLED ANDROID APP FOR ME December 9, 2011
I used to love this app. I worked well, synced easily with my kindle, and was convenient when I found myself with a few unexpected minutes to read.The update that came out yesterday was supposed to just change the permissions. Instead it swelled the app to 25.75MB and it takes up way too much of the memory on my phone. I had to uninstall the app. Please fix,or make the old app available. I miss this app. It used to be 5 stars, now it's 1 only because I can't give it none.The app takes up mose space that Flashplayer and Maps combined.
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140 of 173 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Huge App December 6, 2011
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The newest update for Kindle takes up almost 30MB of memory space on my phone. Also, it cannot be moved off to my SD card. Additionally, permissions changed inexplicably. Uninstalling until these issues are resolved.
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121 of 149 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Happy! March 23, 2012
Verified Purchase
Was happy with this app until this last update. Now it's force closing every time I try to open it.
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74 of 90 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Froze Android Phone March 29, 2012
This update froze my phone. Ideos U8150. Android 2.1. Tried to re-install several times but still froze my phone. Now going back to V. which worked perfectly.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good on Arnova 10 G2 tablet October 25, 2011
Verified Purchase
Can load free books without any problem, but it skips part of the text when going page to page. If I change font size, I can get to the missing text, but then have the same problem at the next page turn. I have Kindle on my iPhone which works perfectly on the same book. On the Arnova 10G2 tablet I have the missing text, which makes the app on the android tablet annoying and unreadable. Please fix this problem.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed in unnecessary permissions April 25, 2013
By Mike S.
I'm not going to install this update because of the excessive permissions it is asking for. It is NONE of Amazon's business which accounts exist on my device and which networks are connected. This is on principle, there is nothing to hide. I never install apps which ask for such invasive and unnecessary permissions. In my book the new Kindle app for Android v4.0.1.3 is a breach of my privacy. I'll keep using the old version, thank you.
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Kindle App keeps losing books.
I am having the same problem. The download is fine, read for days, and then without warning all my current and archived books are gone. All I have is the message on the homepage: "You have no Kindle titles in your library."
Oct 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer |  See all 27 posts
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I'm having the same problem on my Elsse 4.3 inch tablet. I've installed the app successfully from the Amazon App Store, Google Play Market, and from Amazon's website on my device. When I try to open the app and log in for the first time, the Kindle logo flashes for a second then returns me to... Read More
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I am having the same issue with the Kindle for Android app on my HTC. It was fine and then since the upgrade, it will focus on one or two books and send continuous download notifications every time the app is opened. It's getting ridiculous. Deleting and downloading the book doesn't work. Reading... Read More
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update problems
Am having the same problem and I cant find the older version. I wish I had listened to the reviews that mentioned that its just a headache. Please let me know if you manage to find the older version. I wonder if anyone even bothered to test the software before its release.
Jan 26, 2012 by Talita K |  See all 33 posts
kindle for android
I cannot download kindle app for my galaxy tab. It keeps saying is not available for my region even when connected to a US server. I bought my tab in Panama, how can I access this app?!?!?
Aug 9, 2011 by Ana L. Lobos |  See all 53 posts
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