Amazon announces special Kindle store for Samsung Galaxy devices

Amazon and Samsung have announced a partnership to launch a special Kindle store for Samsung Galaxy devices.

The custom built eBook service and its associated app will for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices running Android 4.0 or higher.

As part of this new partnership, there will be a new service called Samsung Book Deals, offering a maximum 12 free eBooks a year to anyone using the special eBook service.

“We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider,” said Jorrit Van Meulen, VP of 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.”

The Kindle for Samsung store will offer a similar range to that offered in the main store, which makes us wonder why Samsung Galaxy devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 require their own special app.

“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,” said Lee Epting, VP of Samsung Media Solution Centre Europe.

Similar to the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and other devices, you’ll be able to take advantage of Whispersync, which not only saves and syncs the last page read but also delivers your recently purchased titles to your device.

The Kindle for Samsung store is available now in over 90 countries.

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