Amazon Kindle apps coming for Windows and Android tablets

We’ve been bringing you news on the Amazon Kindle, the smash hit product over the holiday season, and just recently told how some refunds were being given for problems caused by the leather covers on these e-readers. We also told you back in December about the Kindle web app which had become available.

Now there’s great news for owners of Microsoft and Google OS devices as it appears that Amazon are to offer a tailor-made app for both of these too. Up to now ebooks from Amazon were available to read via the Kindle, on your Mac, your PC, iPad and also on your mobile but Amazon has now announced the free apps specifically for Android and Windows tablets, according to Paul Lamkin over on Pocket-Lint. No date has yet been given but with CES 2011 later this week it’s our guess they may make an appearance there.

Amazon Kindle director, Dorothy Nicholls, said, “We’re very excited to support the upcoming Android and Windows LCD tablet computers with free Kindle apps that we’ll tailor for the particular devices. Our Whispersync technology makes it simple to move back and forth between devices. Read on your Kindle, read on your tablet, read on your phone. We’ll keep track of your last page read, and make it easy.”

You can also read the press release from Amazon about this over on an article by Vlad Savov on Engadget. Are you pleased to see Windows and Android tablets will be getting Kindle apps? Why not send us your comments about this.