Samsung has inked a partnership agreement with Amazon to launch an eBook app for its devices.
The Kindle for Samsung app is available immediately on the flagship Galaxy S5 as well as existing Galaxy smartphones and tablets loaded with Android 4.0 and above.
As part of the move, the pair will launch Samsung Book Deals for users of Kindle for Samsung, which will provide up to 12 free eBooks a year to Galaxy device customers.
Kindle for Samsung is available immediately in over 90 countries from the Samsung app store.
Samsung European media solutions centre VP, Lee Epting, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on a smart device. With this service we demonstrate our commitment to creating and broadening key content partnerships that deliver rich and personalised experiences for our customers.’
Kindle EU VP, Jorrit Van der Meulen, added: ‘We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider. With Kindle for Samsung, people around the world will have instant access to the best digital bookstore and reading experience, including more than half a million titles that are only available from the Kindle Store, and innovative features like Whispersync, Time to Read and much more.’