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fjtorres
12-17-2010, 01:31 PM
Hits version 2.0 and gets lots of improvements, including "MOVE TO SD CARD".
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?tag=kwab-20&docId=165849822

Now to wait for it to escape the marketplace prison.

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12-17-2010, 02:46 PM
I got the download last night and spent a few minutes playing with it, then went on to finish a book I was reading on the Kindle (with my phone).

The bug fixes are huge. It's actually usable now and they resolve the constant crashes (FC) that occurred when using the previous version.

All the features work now like (highlight, look up notes, thumbnails, view/zoom images, highlight. (The Dictionary still launches the word) but not big deal.

This puts Moon+ and Kindle as the best eReaders out there. And cover (MOBI/ePUB)

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sbtx99
12-17-2010, 09:24 PM
Yes! I sideloaded a book and it didn't crash, plus the cover was automaticallly displayed for the sideloaded ebook!

fjtorres
12-18-2010, 12:01 PM
...and Nathan at the ebook-reader blog has just updated his Reading Apps for Android installation pack to include the updated Kindle app:
http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2010/11/22/android-reading-apps-review-and-apk-installation-pack/

That was quick. And nicely done.

zhleonix
12-19-2010, 01:53 AM
Amazing. I am looking forward to this eagerly.

bwaldron
12-20-2010, 07:45 PM
Yes! I sideloaded a book and it didn't crash, plus the cover was automaticallly displayed for the sideloaded ebook!

Yes, finally!

Also like the option to use the volume buttons for paging forward/back.

Xanthe
12-21-2010, 09:51 PM
Sideloaded it on the Pandigital. Seems to work well. It added in all of the freebie Kindle books I had accumulated, and I was able to buy and load a Kindle book automatically.

Who needs to buy a Kindle now? :cool:

fjtorres
12-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Query: is anybody getting a snowstorm on their Kindle for Android Homescreen today?
It was working fine until today and I don't know if my IQ environment is messing stuff up or if it is "proper" behavior for 2.x.
Cause I uninstalled and reinstalled and it's still doing it.
It may look cute but it slows the home page something fierce. Once I get it to respond and open a book it runs fine but I can't get to the K-store.

Right now I'm back to 1.x which still has good "weather".

sbtx99
12-24-2010, 02:19 PM
Query: is anybody getting a snowstorm on their Kindle for Android Homescreen today?
It was working fine until today and I don't know if my IQ environment is messing stuff up or if it is "proper" behavior for 2.x.
Cause I uninstalled and reinstalled and it's still doing it.
It may look cute but it slows the home page something fierce. Once I get it to respond and open a book it runs fine but I can't get to the K-store.

Right now I'm back to 1.x which still has good "weather".

I just checked and it's also snowing on my Kindle for Android home screen.... I'm using it on a Samsung phone and the app seems to be working Ok for me, though. No problems on the home page, no problem viewing my archived books (I have more archived than downloaded), and no problem accessing the Kindle store.

This is the first I've noticed the snow, so maybe it's a Christmas thing that will clear up in a few days.

Graham
12-24-2010, 03:00 PM
I think the snow's a lovely festive touch!

No problem with any of the functionality here.

Graham

SCION
12-24-2010, 03:03 PM
I just opened the app. Yeah, it is a nice festive touch. Everything is working ok.

fjtorres
12-24-2010, 04:30 PM
Found out it's "normal" behavior. It'll clear up sunday.
It was messing up enough tablet owners they issued a new snowfree release.
Should've added a Merry Christmas banner at least; some tablets have been locking up.

amtoboyek
12-24-2010, 08:36 PM
I am getting a new Pocketbook IQ ready for my daughter for Christmas tomorrow and the new Kindle 2.0 apk (with the snow storm) is unuseable (leave it to Kindle to not test) on the IQ. Does anyone have (or know where I can download) the old Kindle apk? I really need to have a working Kindle app for tomorrow morning. Thanks! Aaron

fjtorres
12-24-2010, 08:56 PM
Here ya go:
http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/kindle

The snow storm ends on sunday.
(Edit) An easy fix: set the tablet clock to the 27th until sunday.

Other good reader apps on the IQ are the Overdrive Media console (ePubs and library ebook access), FBreader 7.17, Aldiko, and coolreader 3 (dual column landscape).

amtoboyek
12-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks a lot! There will be one very happy little girl tomorrow. I will update it to the latest (2.0) after Sunday (or are they going to release a new version on Sunday).

fjtorres
12-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Thanks a lot! There will be one very happy little girl tomorrow. I will update it to the latest (2.0) after Sunday (or are they going to release a new version on Sunday).

Version 2.02 is already out...
...in the marketplace...

emoorman
12-24-2010, 10:19 PM
I have Kindle for Android on my AT&T Motorola Bravo and have read several books that I have downloaded from Amazon on it.

Today, I downloaded a vew books from the Mobileread library in mobi format. I can read them on Kindle for PC, but can't seem to get them over to my Bravo.

I know I am missing something simple. Can someone please help?

bwaldron
12-25-2010, 01:51 AM
I have Kindle for Android on my AT&T Motorola Bravo and have read several books that I have downloaded from Amazon on it.

Today, I downloaded a vew books from the Mobileread library in mobi format. I can read them on Kindle for PC, but can't seem to get them over to my Bravo.

I know I am missing something simple. Can someone please help?

Don't have that phone, but you should be able to connect your phone to your computer via USB, then copy the books over to its /kindle folder. They'll show up next time you run the Kindle app.

zhleonix
12-28-2010, 09:32 AM
Expect the next update, in which dictionary might be included.

MmavisO
12-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Is there a way to get the Kindle app for Android w/o having access to the marketplace? My poor li'l IQ is behind the times, and it doesn't have access to the marketplace so I can't get the latest and greatest.

SCION
12-28-2010, 10:31 PM
Is there a way to get the Kindle app for Android w/o having access to the marketplace? My poor li'l IQ is behind the times, and it doesn't have access to the marketplace so I can't get the latest and greatest.

You can pull it down from my DropBox folder. It's version 2.0.2

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MmavisO
12-29-2010, 11:01 PM
Thank you! Karma to you for providing this.

SCION
12-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Thank you! Karma to you for providing this.

You're welcome. Thank you for the Karma! :)

donovan1983
12-30-2010, 08:39 AM
After trying quite a few ebook readers on my new Samsung Intercept, I've surprisingly found that the Kindle app is overall the best one. I don't like fussing with the Mobipocket format, and getting covers embedded is a pain, but it's worth it since the Kindle app provides the best reading experience that I've found so far. I do much prefer the EPUB format (better formatting support and better TOC) but the reading software I've tried so far is mediocre at best, and unusable at worst. The Kindle app has sensible defaults, is simple to use, and is relatively quick. That's the stuff that really matters to me more than formats or anything else. If the Kindle is anything like this, they might just sell one to me one day.

fjtorres
12-30-2010, 09:48 AM
If the Kindle is anything like this, they might just sell one to me one day.

The Kindle readers are *exacty* like the App.
They don't quite have the bells and whistles of some of their competitors but they do have a good assortment of useful features and what they have *works*. Unobtrussive and reliable.
There are other good readers out there but Kindle has nothing to be ashamed of.
And K4A is the same; you install it and use it. No muss, no fuss.
So is the Audible for Android app, btw.
Between those two, any android pad becomes, in effect, a color Kindle.

=X=
12-30-2010, 07:46 PM
@donovan my preferred reader is also the amazon becase of the features and wispersync however the moon+ pro reader is right on par with the kindle.
Moon+ has all of the same features plus more, like tts and access to many online libraries

paww
01-02-2011, 08:47 PM
Just a heads up; 2.02 is now available from the link provided by fjtorres.

Here ya go:
http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/app/kindle


So first of all thanks for posting it fjtorres. :) [Would like to give you karma but need to spread it around first!]

Updated, was previous running 1.3 and the difference noticable from the very first loading! (it does however appear to use more RAM for those with lots of apps loaded)