June 28, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
Despite the speculation that the Kindle app was not going to be available until later this summer, it has just become available in the Market. As far as features, if you are a Kindle user on any other platform you will already know what to expect. But for those new to the Kindle experience, you will be able to read ebooks as well as shop in the Kindle Store where you can purchase books and even get free sample of books.
Additionally, the app will work in both portrait and landscape mode and page turning is done by either a tap or a flick of the screen. Other goodies include adjustable font size, the ability to add bookmarks and Whispersync. Of course, that last feature, Whispersync is going to be most useful to those also using another Kindle app or a hardware Kindle because it syncs your bookmarks and notes so you can pick up reading in the same place on any Kindle device that you may have.
The one item that is lacking comes in the form of newspapers and magazines, those are not included in the Kindle mobile apps. Otherwise, the app is available in a wide variety of countries around the globe and will work with Android 1.6 or later.
Those interested can head on over to the Android Market on their phone and search for “kindle” or scan the QR Code in the gallery below. And as you would expect, the Kindle app is available as a free download.