Samsung partners with Amazon for Kindle app

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Samsung and Amazon team up for a custom kindle e-book app for its Galaxy line with Android 4.0 and up.

Kindle for Samsung will feature Whispersync for synchronizing where you are reading across all your devices; “Time to Read” for estimating reading times; and cloud-based backups of your library.
“We’re delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on a smart device. With this service we demonstrate our commitment to creating and broadening key content partnerships that deliver rich and personalised experiences for our customers,” said Lee Epting, VP, Samsung’s Media Solution Center Europe, in a statement.
“We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, EU Kindle, in a statement. “With Kindle for Samsung, people around the world will have instant access to the best digital bookstore and reading experience, including more than half a million titles that are only available from the Kindle Store, and innovative features like Whispersync, Time to Read and much more.”
They are are also launching a free book service, Samsung Book Deals, for users of the app. This is a referral program, where those who get recommended the service, and then use it, get up to 12 free books each year from a selection provided by Amazon.
TechCrunch
Summary:
  • Samsung and Amazon agreed to launch ‘Kindle for Samsung’, a custom-built eBook service offering millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines on readers’ mobile devices including over 500,000 exclusive titles.
  • Samsung and Amazon will also launch Samsung Book Deals, a service providing 12 free eBooks a year to all Kindle for Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users.
  • Kindle for Samsung is available in over 90 countries from Samsung apps.
 
                                                                                        
Samsung and Amazon join forces with Kindle for Samsung
 
New eBook service brings millions of books, magazines and newspapers to smart devices in the UK
 
Samsung Electronics and Amazon announced a broad agreement to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom-built eBook service. The app will debut in April starting with the Galaxy S5 along with existing Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets above Android 4.0 worldwide. As part of the service, Amazon and Samsung will launch Samsung Book Deals, available to all customers using Kindle for Samsung.
 
Samsung Book Deals 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.
 
“We are delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on a smart device. With this service we demonstrate our commitment to creating and broadening key content partnerships that deliver rich and personalized experiences for our customers,” said Lee Epting, Vice President, Samsung’s Media Solution Center Europe.
 
“We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider,” said Jorrit Van der Meulen, Vice President, EU Kindle. “With Kindle for Samsung, people around the world will have instant access to the best digital bookstore and reading experience, including more than half a million titles that are only available from the Kindle Store, and innovative features like Whispersync, Time to Read and much more.”
 
Kindle for Samsung offers readers millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines on their mobile devices including over 500,000 titles which are exclusive to the Kindle Store. Other features include Whispersync, which saves and synchronizes the last page read across devices, so that a reader can always pick up wherever they left off. Time to Read shows how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on personalized reading speed. Worry-Free Archive automatically backs up the user’s Kindle books to the cloud, so that they never need to worry about losing their books.
 
Kindle for Samsung is immediately available in over 90 countries from Samsung apps.
 
 
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