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Amazon Kindle App Updates, Now Supports Honeycomb Tablets and Larger Screens

The Amazon Kindle app on Android hit version 3.0.0 today, which is fitting, especially since the update brings it into compatibility with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).  A new layout for newspapers and magazines is introduced along with a seamlessly integrated shopping experience, all of which were designed for tablets and larger screened devices.  The Amazon team also tossed in the ability to pause and resume downloads, made it easier to look up words, and decided that Germans might like reading books too.

I’d show you a bunch of screenshots, but my XOOM has decided to hate this update and will not allow the app to fully display or view pages others than the main landing screen.  And apparently, I’m not the only one with this problem.  Hoping for a fix!  In the mean time, you’ll have to enjoy the picture above that I stole from Mr. Kameka over at Androinica.

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Cheers Smooth!

  • Anonymous

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  • viewthis66

    Nice update… hey anyone know a good Xoom magazine app like Zinio on the ipad?

    • Smooth

      Amazon has a nice Magazine and Newspaper collection

    • Anonymous

      … there is also a Zinio apk for the XOOM modified by xda-developers

  • Anonymous

    No landscape split screen is a shame. Back to Google Books.

  • Bigmatai

    Smooth looking update even without landscape.

  • Anonymous

    Glad you said something before I updated…I use Kindle on my Droid and Xoom, but I’ve been digging the built in Books app on Xoom. I’m hoping they added split screen for landscape.

    • Smooth

      Nope, no split screen but the print and layout is a lot better than the previous release, as with the original Kindle you have the option to shange font size.

      • Anonymous

        That’s too bad. The split screen is a big deal to me. I really like reading in landscape with the two pages. I’ve found myself reading google books on the Xoom, but defaulting to my desktop/laptop/phone for Kindle books.

  • Calvin Williams

    People still read books? ;)

  • Calvin Williams

    People still read books? ;)

    • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

      Considering I work for a Catholic company, reading a book’s gonna be a mind saver for me this weekend while at work. So yes, people still read books :)