Amazon has just rolled out an update for their Kindle application for Android which adds many new features to it. With this update, the Kindle application now supports search for e-Books using words and phrases, lets them know more information about a book on Shelfari etcetera.
Other new notable features in this update include :
* Search within the book: Customers can either type or speak a word or phrase to search within a book.
* Add, Edit and Delete Notes and Highlights: Kindle for Android is the only reading app for Android-based devices that allows readers to add notes and highlights to books, and have them automatically synchronized between devices.
* Wikipedia Lookup: Look up words and phrases in Wikipedia simply by selecting text.
* Shelfari Book Details: For the first time, customers can view additional book details from the books-focused social networking site Shelfari. Readers will find a description of the book, synopsis, summary, cast of characters, and many more features, and be able to view real-time discussions that the Shelfari community is having about the book.
* Orientation Lock: Choose to lock the orientation of their screen in landscape or portrait mode to allow for comfortable reading in any position.
The Kindle application for Android gives it users’ access to over more than 700,000 eBooks which includes nearly all the popular books including New York Times Bestsellers. The app also lets you sync your notes and text highlights between multiple devices.
Android users can download the new updated Kindle App from the Android market. Here is the link to the full press release.