Amazon upgrades Kindle apps for comics, children's books

By , Computerworld |  Hardware, Amazon, Android

Amazon announced updates to its Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader and Kindle for Android apps on Thursday. The three apps now support children's books, comics and graphic novels, a spokeswoman said.

Amazon offers more than 1,000 children's and comic book titles in full color on the Kindle Fire tablet, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad and Kindle Cloud Reader.

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The comics and graphic novels are presented in what Amazon called Kindle Panel View, which showcases artwork in the panel-by-panel format similar to comic books and graphic novels.

Amazon is also rumored to be readying a launch of a second-generation Kindle Fire tablet in early summer. The first-generation Fire sells for $200, and Amazon has recently been airing TV ads pitching it as a Father's Day or graduation gift. When asked about a new Fire device, the Amazon spokeswoman responded, "Nothing to announce at this time -- Stay tuned."

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