Could A Samsung Kindle Be On The Horizon? Amazon And Samsung eBook Service Announced

Samsung and Amazon are getting cozier, as the two companies announced that they’re creating a custom eBook service called Kindle for Samsung. It will operate as an app, and it will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy phones and tablets that run versions of Android over 4.0.

Users will get to take advantage of Samsung Book Deals that offer you 12 free eBooks a year (from a monthly selection of four hot titles).

Kindle Fire HDX

"We're thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as its eBook provider," said Russ Grandinetti, VP, Amazon Kindle in BizCommunity. "With it, 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."

It’s worth pondering at this point if we’ll see a Samsung-branded Kindle in the future. After all, it’s a bit odd that Samsung is getting this touchy-feely with Amazon considering that you can already read Kindle books on Galaxy device via the Kindle app, not to mention the selection in the Google Play Store itself.