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Custom everything! Samsung will have a dedicated Kindle book store

Custom everything! Samsung will have a dedicated Kindle book store

Engadget passed along the word that Samsung and Amazon have negotiated a "custom-built" Kindle book store for Galaxy devices. Avid readers will be getting a lot from Sammy's "custom everything" approach to apps - owners of the Galaxy S5 (and more Samsung devices later) will be entitled to 12 free books a year, in addition to four "prominent" titles a month to choose from - we don't know whether that means free, or discounted books. The service will launch in the next two weeks.

Recently, Amazon partnered up with Samsung to bring its 4K Instant Video streaming service on the company's 4K TV-sets, so if anything, it seems the two have begun a beautiful friendship.

Unfortunately, that's all the information we have for the moment. We'll update the news if an official announcement pops up sometime soon. 

UPDATE: And here we go with the official announcement. The Kindle for Samsung app is immediately available from Samsung Apps for the Galaxy S5, along with existing Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets above Android 4.0 in over 90 countries. As part of the service, Amazon and Samsung will launch Samsung Book Deals, available to all customers using Kindle for Samsung. It provides up to 12 free eBooks a year to all referred Galaxy device’s customers who use the service. Users can choose a free book from a selection of four different titles every month. Each book is chosen specifically for Galaxy smartphone and tablet users from a wide selection of prominent titles.

The Kindle for Samsung app comes with all of Amazon's familiar reading functionality, including Whispersync (which syncs your books and reading progress on all your devices), Time to Read (shows you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your reading speed), and Worry-Free Archive (automatic back-up of your Kindle books to the cloud).

source: Samsung, Engadget

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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 05:29

1. LoveHater (Posts: 180; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

Oh it is cool ,,definitely gona be hit,,, after all so many copycat Galaxys will get it ,,,,
I am waiting for Galaxy F,,,ohh wait a minute ,,it just what I said,,, Galaxy F###

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 06:02 5

2. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Don't forget to take your pills before sleep.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 06:32 1

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

I agree with "rd_nest"

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 13:31

6. LoveHater (Posts: 180; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

and I thought this two comments made u really smarts dumbs,,
go sleep with your erotic Sammy dreams

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 12:04

4. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

That is pretty sweet actually. Great service.

Free movies from Google next?

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 12:15

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Too much to hope that Samsung WP's will get in on the act as part of the Samsung Hub? Would love to see Sammy have enough exclusives to give their WP's a shot in the arm and Nokia a run for it's money.

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