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Amazon Updates Kindle for Android App; Better Support for PDF Files

Amazon has updated its Kindle for Android app to support PDF files and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The app, available as an update on Android Market, now allows Kindle mobile users to easily read PDF files. However, support for PDF in the Kindle app does not have too many additional features, which may not be disappointing news to some users.

Kindle mobile users are only able to read and zoom-in and zoom-out on PDF files. Features like bookmarking, highlights and the ability to take notes seems to be missing from the app - if and when these features will be added is unknown at this time.

The release comes as Amazon announced it has invested in PDF reader software maker Foxit.

The ability to read PDF files has been present in Kindle e-readers for a long time, but people usually find it difficult to read PDF on Kindle.

The app also comes with support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest mobile operating system, which seeks to unify Android smartphones and tablets.

According to an article on Android Police, the app now comes with support for new margin and line spacing control in ICS.