Samsung ed Amazon hanno firmato un accordo che porterà una nuova esperienza di lettura con l’app Kindle sui dispositivi dell’azienda coreana. Battezzata, non a caso, Kindle for Samsung, l’app è disponibile per tutti i modelli dell’azienda dotati almeno di Ice Cream Sandwich, e differisce da quella presente nel Play Store perché include la sezione “Samsung Book Deals” che offrirà appunto sconti particolari per gli utenti.
Ogni mese inoltre, verrà reso disponibile un libro gratuito, che sarà possibile scegliere da una selezione di 4 per volta. Ovviamente è possibile accedere anche all’intero catalogo Kindle.
Nonostante la promessa di un lancio in oltre 90 paesi, al momento non sembrano esserci tracce dell’app nello store italiano di Samsung. In attesa che arrivi, vi lasciamo al comunicato stampa originale.
Via: Android Central
17th April 2014, London, UK – Samsung Electronics and Amazon today announced a partnership 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 that have Android 4.0 or above. As part of the service, Amazon and Samsung will launch Samsung Book Deals, available to everyone using Kindle for Samsung.
Samsung Book Deals will provide up to 12 free eBooks a year to all referred Galaxy device customers who use the service. People can choose a free book from a selection of four different titles every month. Each book is chosen specifically for Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners from a wide selection of prominent titles.
“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, 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 millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines delivered direct to mobile devices, the range includes over 500,000 titles which are exclusive to the Kindle Store. Other features include Whispersync, which saves and synchronises the last page read, 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 personalised reading speed. Worry-Free Archive automatically backs up the owner’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.