Windows Phone Nokia Reading app adds SkyDrive support

In May, Nokia released its own Nokia Reading app exclusively for its line up of Lumia Windows Phones. The app allowed Lumia owners to find, buy and read from a library of eBooks. Now there's word that there's an updated version of the app available to download that adds a couple of new features.

The app, which is not yet available to download in the US but can be accessed by other countries from the Windows Phone Store, now adds the ability to import DRM-free eBooks into the app from Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-based service. The EPUB and PDF document file types are supported in this new feature.

This update also adds the previously promised feature of a "News Stream". This is an RSS-based news reader that allows the Nokia Reading app to display news from a variety of sources.

Nokia has plans to launch a number of exclusive Windows Phone 8 apps for the upcoming Lumia 920 and 820 devices. One of them will be the Cinemagraph app that will allow users to edit photos in new ways, including ways to remove unwanted objects and creating special animated sequences.

Via: Plaffo
Source: Windows Phone Store | Image via Nokia

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This is brilliant, I've been using Kindle app for a while and love it but I also have a big catalogue of older books (DRM free) that I'd love to have access to, the SkyDrive integration will be awesome as well. Unfortunately I've just installed and its not the new update version. Will keep checking

I'm still deciding between a Lumia 920 or an HTC 8X. Nokia has their commitment to develop exclusive apps for their devices, which I think is a great plus the other brands on WP don't have.

I really like the 8X in Limelight Yellow (the color is awesome!) but I will wait until more information comes out about HTC new apps and how much they will commit to their WP handsets.

ajua said,
I'm still deciding between a Lumia 920 or an HTC 8X. Nokia has their commitment to develop exclusive apps for their devices, which I think is a great plus the other brands on WP don't have.

I really like the 8X in Limelight Yellow (the color is awesome!) but I will wait until more information comes out about HTC new apps and how much they will commit to their WP handsets.

I already have 2 Lumias 920 on check to order and even though i like htc's effort and they should be commended Nokia has demonstrated that they are good to their customer and their feature pack Lumia 920 is a no brainer, even my girl doesn't care about the thicker size of the 920. Besides Nokia needs all the orders they could get so they can continue making great hardware and innovations. Nokia is perhaps the only ones that brings out durable and great products in one package.

Cant wait to get my Lumia 920 even though i've not had my GS3 for long, but i wont have to put up with laggy + buggy Android any more, it's always felt like a BETA product. Even WP7 ran atleast as smooth on 2 year old hardware as what my quadcore GS3 can run Android.

Ezekiel Carsella said,
looks cool. probably a lot better than microsoft reader

Oh yea, it sure is. But I'm not sure if its any better then Bookvisor and thats free, supported skydrive and open epub for near a year now too.

sagum said,

Oh yea, it sure is. But I'm not sure if its any better then Bookvisor and thats free, supported skydrive and open epub for near a year now too.


if they made a reader with goodreads and SkyDrive than that would be awesome.