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Amazon updates Kindle for Honeycomb

On-line retail giant Amazon has brought out a new version of its eBook reading software, aimed at the Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.0 operating system found on tablets.

The new update to the Kindle application brings with it new features, along with support for the likes of the Motorola Xoom and access to over 900,000 electronic books from their repository.

Amazon’s Kindle for Android has been reworked for the larger screen on a tablet device, where the new layout has been designed to offer better viewing of newspapers and magazines.

Kindle for Android’s new features include a better shopping experience tailored for tablets, with quick access to personalised recommendations and customer reviews, a refined newspaper and magazine layout with full colour images, the ability to pause and resume downloads at any time and an enhanced word look-up capability with a built-in dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions.

The app also includes Amazon's Whispersync, which saves and synchronizes books and bookmarks to their physical Kindle eBook reader, Apple products, PC, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android-based phones and tablets.

The Kindle Store has one of the large selection of books available, which includes millions of older, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, along with 110 of 111 New York Times best sellers and new releases.

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