Amazon and Samsung team up to bring Kindle to Galaxy users

So much for trashing the Kindle. Today Samsung is announcing a new app, Kindle for Samsung, created in partnership with Amazon, that will let Galaxy device users using Android 4.0 and up, starting with the Galaxy S5, to buy and read content from Amazon’s catalog of magazines, newspapers and books. The app will going live across 90 countries this month. Amazon and Samsung are also launching a free book service, Samsung Book Deals, for users of the app. 

Amazon and Samsung have announced the launch of an e-book service solely designed for Samsung Galaxy devices. In an announcement, Samsung said that “Kindle for Samsung” is a custom-built service which will offer “millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines” including over 500,000 “exclusive titles” for users of the South Korean firm’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets. In addition, the partnership will include the launch of “Samsung Book Deals,” which will be open for anyone using the Kindle for Samsung mobile application. This will give users up to 12 free e-books a year from a selection of four free books per month. Kindle for Samsung will formally debut sometime this month and will be available for download in over 90 countries. 

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