Amazon builds Kindle for the Web, eyes Android tablet?

September 28, 2010: 11:42 AM ET

This morning Amazon released a new Kindle Web interface, but their plans don't stop there if recent rumors are true.

It makes perfect sense.  You can read your Kindle books on your iPad, your Kindle, your Android device and your PC or Mac with a dedicated app.  Why not just make a Kindle reader for your browser?  That will be a pretty important feature if Google's ChromeOS, which doesn't let users  install local applications, takes off.

Amazon today released a beta version of the reader that will open in any HTML5 compliant browser.  The interface doesn't use Adobe's (ADBE) Flash so installing the Adobe Player won't be a prerequisite.  It works on all of my browsers, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, although I didn't see the option to open the Kindle for Web view from iOS devices or Android phones.


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