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Amazon updates Android on the Kindle

Will sync to 100 newspapers and magazines
Mon Dec 20 2010, 10:33

ONLINE BOOKSELLER Amazon has updated the version of Android on its Kindle e-reader to allow users to buy, read and sync over 100 newspapers and magazines.

Kindle for Android users can now buy a single issue or subscribe to newspapers and magazines and have them automatically delivered to their device.

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Amazon Kindle said that it will give punters the freedom and flexibility to buy their newspapers and magazines once and read them everywhere across the devices they chose.

He pointed out that Kindle for Android is Amazon's fastest growing application. There is a full list of newspapers and magazines available on Kindle for Android, here.

Amazon is strategically placing itself to go head to head with the Ipad by pushing apps for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. The Ipad has been revolutionary for many publishers in the news and magazine industry and Amazon is interested in leading the pack in that area.

Apple has not gotten around to offering subscriptions to magazines on its App Store, so Amazon's move gives it a leg up over its cappuccino competition. µ




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