Saturday , May 7 2016

Samsung and Amazon launch a custom Kindle e-book store for Samsung’s Galaxy range


Late last week, Samsung announced that it is collaborating with Amazon to bring a customised Kindle e-book store exclusively to Samsung’s Galaxy range.

This new collaboration service is launching alongside the recently launched Galaxy S5 device and will available worldwide to all Galaxy devices that run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or greater. Amazon are boasting that Samsung Galaxy device owners will now have access to over 500,000 titles in its catalogue that include best-selling books and magazines from around the world.

To entice owners to the new joint service, Samsung and Amazon have announced a Samsung Book Deals initiative. The deal will allow customers to receive a free title (from a selection of four chosen by Amazon) each month. It’s more than a monthly freebie, though. There’s a referral incentive as well; users who refer new users can receive up to 12 additional free e-books every year.

To access the joint Samsung/Amazon store, users will need to install Kindle for Samsung, which is available to download now from the Samsung App Store, or if you don’t have access, via the Samsung Apps website.

The additional app, instead of a version of the Kindle app tailored to Galaxy devices, is likely to be a bit confusing for users, when those who enjoy e-books quite likely have the existing Amazon Kindle app already installed. We remain hopeful that the free titles available each month, and based on referral credits, are actually titles people will want to read, instead of obscure choices which might not be worth much.

Would you consider using this new collaboration service app from Amazon and Samsung? Do you have a qualifying Samsung smartphone or tablet? Have you already downloaded the Kindle app from either Samsung Apps or the Play Store? We would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: SamMobile, Samsung Tomorrow, and Samsung Apps Website.

About Alex Dennis

Alex has been an avid Android fan since 2011 when he got his first ever device, the Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 mini.

Alex has been working within the Industrial Relations industry for the last 6 years, before that 6 months was spent under the NSW Fair Trading dept as a rental bonds officer and prior to that 2 and a half years within the tourism industry.

Alex does spend a fair bit of his time on Twitter, Facebook and various other social media sites search for all things Android.

  • JeniSkunk

    No how.
    No way.
    Not EVER!

    Content and connedsumers being locked in walled gardens by distributors is Bad Evil and Wrong.

  • Stormjr

    On the up side, for serious bookworms like my wife, we just downloaded the kindle for Samsung app and the free book synchronized to her kindle fire hd as well! Sure it’s still you have to buy a galaxy and have an amazon account but she loves her galaxy S4 and has a kindle and kobo readers!