Kindle app for Windows 8 updated with in-app store; Nook also updated

Amazon launched its dedicated Kindle app for Windows 8 and RT around the time of the launch of the new operating system. Indeed, Amazon got the app to be pre-installed on many new Windows 8 PCs, giving it an edge over other apps. However, the Kindle app for Microsoft's latest OS lacked a major feature; an in-app storefront.

Today, that changed as a new update for the Kindle app was pushed out from the Windows Store. The new version finally allows its users to purchase eBooks from within the application itself; the app also has number of unnamed "improvements to the reading and library experiences."

This puts the Kindle app on the same level as Barnes and Noble's Nook app for Windows 8. While it was released a few weeks after the Kindle app, the Nook app had an in-app store from the start.

By the way, the Nook Windows 8 app got its own update this week. The release notes state that this new version adds ArticleView for better viewing of magazines. It also has a number of performance and stability improvements, including some specifically for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Finally, the Nook app adds more compatibility with some high resolution displays and graphics cards.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Amazon

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