Kindle Tips: Kindle for Android v4.4 is ready, should fix v4.3 problems and has enhanced features. Free Android App of the day (today only) is the popular The Bard's Tale, usually $3. More solid news of Amazon's coming streaming-video-(maybe games...
POPULAR $2.99 APP IS FREE JUST TODAY, Wed, 3/19/14
For those who may have missed it (I don't look most days myself), a popular app is the Free Android App of the Day today. It's The Bard's Tale"
And, while we're on the subject of Android apps, the noteworthy Tom Semple sent an alert the other day to the new Kindle For Android update v4.4 arriving finally, after some problems reported with v4.3, somewhat ameliorated by the response by a customer rep (to a customer) that explained which Android app users were most likely to be affected by the problem(s).
The latest Kindle for Android update v4.4 update released this week includes the following features and performance enhancements:
' * Select additional fonts while reading * Use the enhanced Table of Contents to search and navigate your book (if available) * Enable and disable auto-brightness while reading * Faster book cover loading * Fixed sensitivity when using the volume buttons to turn pages '
Amazon's own video-streaming gizmo said to be ready very soon, possibly early in April CBS Moneywatch News has a details from two stories on this, from Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch. It would compete with Google's Chromecast and Roku products but may be able to do even more. Click the link to see a good description of what it would do and links to the original stories.
Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links.