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Old 08-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #346
suobs
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Originally Posted by Aadamgibson View Post
Kindle is the perfect ebook reading app that caters to any reader’s taste buds, whether you’re browsing for the latest fashion trends on a magazine, or getting real-time updates through online newspapers, the Kindle for Android never fails to amaze you. Other features include a built-in dictionary, Google Search, and Wikipedia access–all of which will greatly complement your reading pleasure.
I'm sorry but that sounds like an Amazon press release. It's not perfect by a long shot. It COULD be close to perfect but doesn't seem to get significantly upgraded very often. Wikipedia in Kindle for example has problems on an Android tablet, for example you can't zoom the font larger. It's a painfully limited version of Wikipedia.

By comparison, from the Nook app, your Wikipedia searches are directed to a browser, so you have full access to all the functionality of the website. To do this from the Kindle app you would have to leave Kindle, open a browser, and manually type in the search term. Then re-open Kindle to get back to reading.

You also can't search Wikipedia on a phrase more than 2 words long from the Kindle app, it simply grays out the search button if you try. And it is very limited and often seems to miss information that's readily available from a normal Wikipedia search.

Last edited by suobs; 08-28-2012 at 10:39 PM.
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