Rolling out Android .apk Files in Ebook Bundles

A distinguishing feature of Google’s Android Market compared to the App Store is that it’s a non-exclusive agreement. That means Android app developers are free to sell their apps in other places.

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With the nearly 200 Microsoft Press ebooks now available through, we’ve begun adding the Android “.apk” application file to our ebook bundle (we’ll be rolling it out for all of our ebooks soon). We don’t yet know if enough people are interested enough to bother installing the application (the process isn’t very friendly) as opposed to just adding the EPUB file (via Bookworm or Aldiko), but thought it worth trying.

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