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By: Ravi Sharma/TOI Tech
Amazon has rolled out its cloud-based reading service in the Indian market. The service, named Cloud Reader, is available for free and allows users to read all the books in Amazon’s collection on their web browser, without any downloads or installations.
Kindle Cloud Reader automatically synchronizes users’ Kindle library, as well as the last read pages, bookmarks and notes, and highlights for all of their Kindle books. The service is available in India starting today and can be used desktop browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and above), along with Safari for iPad.
“Kindle Cloud Reader is another big step in our ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ mission,” said Amit Agarwal, VP and country manager, Amazon India. “With Kindle Cloud Reader, you can truly start reading instantly — no download or installation. We think customers in India are going to love this new Kindle app.”
With Cloud Reader, a user’s books are made available offline; they can also choose to saves books for offline reading. It enables them to customize the page layout, including font size, text and background colour etc. They can also easily search inside books to find topics, characters or sections. Original post at The Times of India Tech