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Kindle for Android Update Version 3.7

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Posted on Nov 30, 2012 12:05:00 AM PST
Prior to 3.7, I had left autoupdate on for Kindle (android). 3.7 was obviously an untested beta-- for no good reason, Amazon ruined the interface and the font for this app. Truly horrible. I cannot describe how disappointed I am with this. After suffering for years with a poorly written app (too few customizable settings), especially when compared to other ebook apps, some of which are free, I thought Amazon was finally addressing the many issues with it. Nope-- they actually went backwards in progress with 3.7. I disabled autoupdate, deleted 3.7, and re-installed 3.6. It works more or less. But I am strongly considering dumping Amazon as an ebook vendor, converting my existing books--more than 200-- to ePub, and going with a reader who's authors actually care about the quality of their program. We need to be able to point to the actual location of the ebooks--not all devices are the same. We desperately need to be able to choose both font style and size. All versions of Kindle app lack that feature, a serious omission. Finally, we need to be able to import (or create) categories in Kindle for android. ALL of the competitive ebook reader apps support this easy, and simple to implement feature. Get with the program Amazon-- you are loosing customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 2:51:42 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I agree that there is low chance of anything happening but there is still some risk if you are caught. Just giving people the information they need to make a decision for themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 11:56:13 AM PST
Risk what? Get real.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 6:43:41 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 5, 2012 5:24:11 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
There is a new update today for Kindle for Android. I think it is supposed to fix the problems people were having with some devices. Good luck...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 10:13:36 AM PDT
bluetomcat says:
but your phone is brand spanking new, of course it works.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 10:09:29 AM PDT
bluetomcat says:
I have an LG P509bk android v. 2.2.2. Now i can not download or read my books. And the app wont open. I thought there was some thing wrong with my phone. Maybe its this new kindle update.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 8:43:03 AM PDT
Chad Page says:
It sounds like the Kindle app has dropped ARM v6 compatibility (the ZTE and Hero having older processors) - hopefully you can find an older apk somewhere...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 5:41:45 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
nabrum says: And deDRM'ing is not a show stopper.

No, just technically against the law. People have to decide for themselves if they want to risk it...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 5:33:46 PM PDT
Maybe go back to a previous version of K4A? I'm using although I don't use highlights. has font sizes but not different fonts.

The other thing is you could use Calibre to convert all your Kindle books to ePubs for the Nook, or use one of the other various ereader apps. Some like those other ereaders much better than K4A. And deDRM'ing is not a show stopper.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 7:57:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012 9:26:46 PM PDT
I am no longer able to view notes and marks with the latest update. I have a bad feeling I will have no choice but to buy a new Kindle branded device to get basic functionality out of my purchased Kindle books. Unfortunately I'm trapped in the Kindle ecosystem or I would go elsewhere. No issues whatsoever with Nook books or Google books. I was an early adopter who owned a Kindle 1 and have put nearly $500 into Kindle over the years. The latest Kindle Keyboard update gave me font issues to the point where I sold it and now the Android version on my tablet won't sync my highlights (not to mention all the wasted space on tablets and lack of font options). Very disenfranchised user here.

Version on Nexus 7, Android 4.1.2.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 5:55:49 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
This one should work . Google is your friend.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 4:17:12 PM PDT
@Christian: Please remove your email address. No one from here will email you, but spammers will.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 3:59:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2012 10:01:54 AM PST
If Amazon Kindle cares at all about it's Android customers it will re-release kindle version 3.2.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 3:57:59 PM PDT
Thanks. NOW you tell me!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 3:57:18 PM PDT
I had the same problem with my zte x500 with android v. 2.3.4 and cannot get my kindle app to work any longer. To troubleshoot the problem i reformatted the zte x500 and then re-installed all apps but the kindle version 3.7 is incompatible with the phone. It starts up and then shuts off. If the Amazon kindle team can't come up with an update I guess I should move to an iphone (which I hate) but at least the apps work. Amazon technical notes say that using kindle for android version 3.2 is still available as a workaround, but I can't find it anywhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 10:51:41 AM PDT
Thanks for the info. The kindle experience is teaching me a lot. Found out some websites are particular about what browser you use. I really need Firefox.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 8:02:49 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
No, you mean Amazon will not pay for you to access Google Play. Do a Google search there are a lot of other appstores available for you to get other apps. is one of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 6:51:51 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Norma, Amazon allows direct competitors on their devices (Netflix which competes with Amazon's Instant Video, for example). They also allow you to install outside apps (it's just a change of a setting on the Fire).

I believe the issue with Google Play is that Google doesn't list the Fire as one of the compatible devices.

I sideloaded the Maxthon browser (another example of Amazon allowing a competitor), and that seems to work pretty well.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 4:58:09 PM PDT
Thank you so very much Axel...i found a download site to get from and i am now back in business:)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 3:33:30 PM PDT
CLS10 says:
You don't need to root the fire to get google apps, you can just sideload them (do a google search)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 3:16:49 PM PDT
Doesn't that void you warranty?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 3:16:09 PM PDT
You can't use Google Play because Amazon and Google are competitors and Amazon does not allow access. THIS SUCKS! I can't get Firefox because it is only available through Google Play and I can't access some websites on my Fire HD.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 9:08:47 AM PDT
S. Bulla says:
Works great on my new Samsung Galaxy

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 7:36:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 7:37:50 AM PDT
Maryann Andrade: Just do a quick Google search for "Kindle 3.6 apk", I downloaded the APK from one of the search results, though it's not guaranteed to be the "official" release as is always a risk with this sites... The latest version from 3.6.x I could find is
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