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Samsung strikes Kindle deal

Samsung and Amazon have launched the Kindle for Samsung app which runs on most Galaxy devices using Android 4.0 and above. As part of the deal, users will get 12 free e-books a year.

Samsung and Amazon have announced a broad agreement to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom-built eBook service. The app will be available with the Galaxy S5, along with existing Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets using Android 4.0 and above.

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 Galaxy device users. Customers can choose a free book from a selection of four different titles every month. Each book is selected 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 personalised solution offerings to our customers,” said Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics SA.

We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon 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 synchronises 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 personalised 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 South Africa from the Samsung apps store.

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