Wattpad updates Android app

Wattpad is currently the most popular BlackBerry e-reading app, and the third most popular on iPhone. It’s also billed as “the word’s most popular ebook community. Wattpad gives you access to over 100,000 free ebooks and allows authors to upload their material for sharing. Wattpad also offers social features so that you can connect with like-minded individuals for recommendations and discussion.

To celebrate updates to the (free) Android app, which include tablet-focused feature additions as well as optimizations for display on larger screens, Wattpad has made available 4 award-winning sci-fi stories from tor.com. See the full press release below.

Also see the Wattpad website, where you can manage your library and connect with friends.

Press Release:

Wattpad Adds New Features to eReader Android App

Wattpad, the world’s largest ebook community, has recently updated its Android App. In the last quarter, the Android was the fastest growing app for Wattpad, surpassing both iPhone/iPad/iPod and BlackBerry downloads.

With the launch of several Android tablets as well as the growing number of Wattpad users who use Android devices to share and read original fiction, Wattpad continues to focus on this area of growth and has added several new features.

Writers and readers can save any story for off line reading, access new categories of select content and view ebooks in a wider range of styles. The Wattpad community can take advantage of all the social networking capabilities that connect readers with their favorite authors.

“Wattpad has already firmly established itself as one of the leading ebook apps for all mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry,” explains Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad. “As readers continue to utilize their mobile devices not only to connect with friends but to read fiction, the Wattpad Android app combines these capabilities, providing a reading experience that is uniquely adapted for Android users.”

The Wattpad Android App has been optimized for tablet display, for a richer ereading experience. The app works on all Android devices including the Archos 5 Internet tablet, as well as Verizon’s Motorola Droid X, Sprint’s HTC EVO™ 4G and the Google Nexus One.