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Today, Samsung announced a new Kindle for Samsung app through their Samsung Apps Store. Rather than trying to rewrite their blog post (, i'll just copy from their summary:

- Samsung and Amazon agreed to launch ‘Kindle for Samsung’, a custom-built eBook service offering millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines on readers’ mobile devices including over 500,000 exclusive titles.

- Samsung and Amazon will also launch Samsung Book Deals, a service providing 12 free eBooks a year to all Kindle for Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users. (Basically, they let you choose one of four books to get for free every month).

I already installed the app. It looks better than the official Kindle app in my opinion. And the first 4 free books to choose from are already up.

The fort

Elizabeth Street

Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End

Bone River

I think i'm gonna go with Apocalypse Z. (Zombies!!!! nom nom nom)

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(Last edited by Qzic; 18th April 2014 at 07:20 PM.) Reason: Answers Found
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Can you check a few things out for me?

1. Does the Kindle for Samsung (KfS) link to an Amazon account and/or a Samsung account?
2. Does the KfS have access to the Kindle Owners Library (free book a month for Prime members)?
3. Can you link KfS to one Amazon account and the regular Kindle app to a different Amazon account?
4. If you link it to an account, do you get a choice of free Japanese books?

I have Kindle devices from both the US and Japan and this would be a great way to access both of my collections.

The ROM I'm using now doesn't have Samsung Aps installed so I need to fix that first. I'm concerned that my first login might link the device to a specific store.

UPDATE 1: I installed KfS and tested it side by side with the regular Kindle app. Most importantly, the KfS only works with the US site. It let me log in with my Japanese account, but couldn't find any books in my libary and when clicking the store or other links ended up dropping me into the site.

KfS version:
Kindle version:

When I logged into the KfS and entered my account details, it automatically changed all of the Amazon apps to the account. E.g. the Amazon app store, and regular kindle app were switched over to the account. It was easy to swith back and both Kindle apps could use a different amazon account compared to the Appstore.

KfS does not have access to the Kindle Owner's Library.

UPDATE 2: After selecting a free book on KfS, that book is available to be read on your other kindle devices and apps.

UPDATE 3: Kindle and KfS work well side by side using different Amazon accounts. I have my regular Kindle app set to my account and the KfS set to my account. I can access both and easily switch back and forth. Regardless of the free books (which are all free on the Kindle Owners Library anyway) this is a great feature to use two accounts.
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I'm still using stock 4.2 on my G4 and noticed that the Samsung App wanted to update itself and ChatOn, and install a panoply of utilities, before allowing me to download Kindle for Samsung. Does anyone know whether those upgrades and installations add anything undesirable?
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Cheers for the recommendation op.

I really enjoyed reading apocalypse z. Much more than I anticipated.

Not sure which book to pick next...

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