Samsung Galaxy devices will get a custom Kindle app

Samsung announced a new Kindle(s AMZN) app, produced in partnership with Amazon, on Thursday. Called Kindle for Samsung, it is described as a “custom-built” ebook service that will offer users the ability to access Amazon’s wealth of content on the Kindle store. It will be available later this month in 90 countries, including the United States.
As part of the app, Amazon and Samsung are launching a free ebook service, called Samsung Book Deals. Every month, Kindle for Samsung users can choose one of four titles to download for free. The titles change every month. While it’s unclear exactly which books will be included, Amazon said they will span several categories, from literary fiction to romance.
The app, which features an interface different from the Kindle app available on Google Play, will be available to all Galaxy devices running Android 4.0 or higher, including tablets. Considering Wednesday’s report that Samsung is launching a Tizen phone later this year, this looks like a move to further differentiate Samsung from other Android OEMs with content deals and perhaps accelerate the process of a native Tizen Kindle app.