Kindle has been one of the leading lights of the eBook revolution and Amazon’s massive store of downloadable novels is the envy of rival firms.
As has been the case with other big-name applications, the Android edition of Kindle is actually following in the footsteps of iPhone iteration. Kindle is already available on that particular platform and the app is best described as adequate.
Sadly the Android version actually has fewer options than its iPhone relation – you have less text size choices and can’t highlight text or add notes. Considering how open the Android platform is supposed to be, these shortcomings are something of a disappointment but we imagine they will be rectified in future updates.
As for how Kindle performs, we’re happy to report that it’s a pleasure to use, although it does lack many of the key features which make Aldiko so popular.
The most obvious limitation is that you can only read books that you’ve purchased via Amazon’s Kindle store, whereas Aldiko grants the freedom to import DRM-free downloads.
Still, connectivity with the Amazon store is arguably one of the biggest selling points of the app.
If you’ve previously purchased eBooks from the vendor in the past they will be available for download in the Android app, too.
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