Good news for iOS users. Amazon has announced a major update to the Kindle app for the iPad and iPhone. It’s free in the App Store. The 2.5 update will now finish, though not start, a book download in the background. It also now supports raw files and can load supported text from Mail or Safari in addition to using iTunes’ File Sharing for sideloading books from a computer.
The update has access to Project Gutenberg’s collection of “millions” of public domain books as well, so you can read free books all day if you like. Some other changes are better image zooming and a new book indicator plus several bug fixes.