After a long wait, Sony Electronics has finally released its mobile eBook Reader app for Google Android. Available on Android 2.2 devices and higher, the aptly named Reader is everything you might expect from a book reader for a mobile device.
The eBook reader app has been designed with intuitive interface for on-the-go reading on the mobile devices. You can easily make bookmarks, highlight text, jump to a page, search for text, and adjust font size and screen brightness settings right from the page you’re reading. As an added bonus for owners of a Sony Reader Daily Edition, you can log in with your username to synchronize your bookmarks, highlights, and reading position between the Android app and the Daily Edition so you can pick up reading on one device where you left off on the other.
Key features of Sony Reader eBook App For Android Devices:
- Create and edit bookmarks and highlights
- Pre-loaded with with 3 classic titles and 3 excerpts from Bestsellers.
- Adjustable font sizes to customize your experience
- Synchronize your reading position, bookmarks, and highlights to Reader Daily Edition™ (model PRS-950SC with firmware version 2.0)
Sony Reader eBook app supports eBooks in Epub and PDF formats as well as titles download from Sony’s Reader Store. The Sony Reader app for Android is now available as a free download from Android market place. You can as well photograph the below QR code with the Barcode Scanner or Google Goggles app on your Android phone to download it. The app requires Android 2.2 and higher, which is incredibly ironic considering most Sony Ericsson mobile phones are still stuck with Android 2.1 operating system. An iOS version is also in the works, though Sony’s mobile app page says only that it’s “coming soon.”