Good news for all you audiobook lovers out there. The folks over at Android Central have leaked information that popular audiobook company Audible (an Amazon company) is currently conducting an open beta of an Audible application for the Android platform.
For those unfamiliar with Audible, it is a subscription-based program that allows users to purchase heavily discounted audiobooks with either a monthly or annual subscription. Each month you pay a small fee and receive access to 1 or 2 audiobooks, depending on which plan you select ($7.49/month for the first 3 months, and $14.95/month thereafter for their basic plan–1 credit/book per month– or $22.95/month for the premium plan–2 credits/books per month). This is actually a pretty good deal considering new audiobooks range from about $30-50 a pop.
Users of Audible are encouraged to try out the Audible beta app for easy access to their audiobooks from the mobile convenience of their Android device by joining the Audible Beta Google Group or visit this download link from your Android phone. We encourage you to join the Google group as well to provide feedback and to ask technical questions of the developers.
Already downloaded the Audible app? Let us know what you think in the comments.