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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6 Comments

1. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 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###

2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Don't forget to take your pills before sleep.

3. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I agree with "rd_nest"

6. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That is pretty sweet actually. Great service. Free movies from Google next?

5. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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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