Audible is one of the top providers of audiobooks for mobile devices. This week the company released an updated version of Audible for Android which brings support forAndroid tablets, as well as new features for smartphone users.
Audible 1.2 for Android now gives you an enhanced playback experience when listening to multi-part book. Headset controls and the app’s button-free mode were also improved. And of course, the usual bug fixes and performance improvements were done to the app.
But those are improvements to the existing functionality of the app. What’s really new is support for Android devices which have no telephony. In other words – Android tablets or portable media players such as the Samsung Galaxy Player or Archos 43. The app developers are obviously preparing Audible for the influx of new Android tablets that are scheduled to be released in the coming days. According to the release notes, Audible is investigating an issue affecting the Motorola XOOM tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Audible is available as a free download from the Android Market. To download audiobooks, you need to become a member of Audible. This requires a monthly subscription fee which will entitle you to download one or two audiobooks monthly.