eBook retailers Amazon Kindle and Kobo have announced plans to support new devices and operating systems, potentially boosting the number of book lovers able to take up ereading.
An app for Amazon’s Kindle will be released for the new HP TouchPad while Canadian rival Kobo has announced its app will be pre-loaded on Samsung’s new Galaxy S II tablet.
“We’re excited to have expanded our partnership with Samsung and power eReading across two of Samsung’s premium devices,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo.
“Our vision is to bring an exceptional eReading experience to consumers around the world offering any book on any device. With its sleek style and beautiful crisp screen, the Samsung Galaxy S II is an ideal device for consumers to discover the joy of eReading on the go.”
Kobo has previously announced that its app will be preloaded on the Blackberry Playbook.
Highlighting Kindle’s availability on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and Android-based devices, Amazon’s Dorothy Nicholls said the online retailer was “very excited “to add webOS to this list.”
Nicholls added: “As with our other Kindle apps, the webOS app will be free and will incorporate our Whispersync technology so you can seamlessly switch between devices and platforms and never be without your reading.”