Samsung partners with Amazon to bring a special version of the Kindle store


Yesterday at around midday I checked my phone only to realize there’s an update from Samsung apps. Despite ‘debloating’ my phone, Samsung’s app store is one of the few Samsung apps that I have retained thanks to the knowledge that once in a while Samsung drops exclusive content there (I got BBM that way, I now read Bloomberg – full access – that way). This was no ordinary update. It was an update for Sketchbook but beneath Story album there was another app, Kindle for Samsung.

Kindle for Samsung is Samsung and Amazon’s take on the Amazon Kindle Android application as you know it but so that they can entice you to ditch the standard Kindle app, there are some goodies in the form of a free eBook every month from a choice of four.

Once you install the app, it will detect your other Kindle app (if you have that installed already) and sign you in automatically, you don’t need to do a thing. Just fire up Samsung apps on your Galaxy device, go to updates or simply search for it and you’re good to go. Once you pick your preferred book, it’ll be added to your account immediately and you can start reading as you while the Easter weekend away. When you try to get another of the four eBooks on offer, you’ll be duly prompted that you’ve exhausted your options. For book junkies like yours truly this makes the wait for end month even more exciting. There’s not only another pay check, there’s a free eBook too.

Samsung is no stranger to such type of partnerships to offer users of its Galaxy devices more since we have seen it team up with the likes of Dropbox (for 50 GB extra cloud storage for two years), Adobe (Photosho Touch), the makers of Sketchbook and even Twitter (special tablet-optimized app for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the first of its kind) before. Recently, it has gone full steam with its goodie bag by offering buyers of the Galaxy S5 gifts worth the price of the device itself.

The app is currently available to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 with the rest of the Galaxy devices running Android 4.0 and up bound to get it any time but Android being Android, sideloading this app after your friend has shared with you is not a bad thing as long as you have a Galaxy device.

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