Samsung’s marketing department might be taking some funny jabs at Amazon’s Kindle tablets, but when it comes to business, the two companies have decided to join hands. Amazon has announced that it is releasing a custom-built Kindle book store for Samsung’s Galaxy devices, starting with the Galaxy S5 and later for existing smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 and above, for users in over 90 countries.
As part of the deal, referred Galaxy owners will be given up to 12 free eBooks a year, with the option to select a free book from a selection of four different titles each month. These titles are reportedly “chosen specifically” for Galaxy smartphone and tablet users, and the app itself will have standard Amazon features, including Whispersync for syncing books and reading progress between different devices, Time to Read for calculating the time a user will finish reading a book or chapter, and Worry-Free Archive for automatic backup of Kindle books to the cloud.
The app doesn’t seem have gone live yet, but we’ll be sure to update this post once we have the Google Play link.