Amazon has updated its Kindle app for Google’s Android operating system, adding the ability to search books by voice and text and look up words and phrases in Wikipedia.
Other improvements include the ability to lock the screen’s orientation and view details about a book on Shelfari, the books-focused social networking site.
Amazon claim the app is “the only” ebook app for Android which allows readers to synchronise notes and highlights to books.
“Customers tell us they love the freedom and flexibility of our Buy Once, Read Everywhere approach because they always have their full reading library at their fingertips and never lose their place in a book–whether they are reading on a Kindle or one of their other favorite devices,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle.
“We’re excited to see our customers’ positive response to the Kindle for Android app and we think that customers are going to enjoy the updates we’ve made.”
The app is available from the Android Market.