Check Out the Amazing Update on Amazon Kindle

The first update to Kindle devices will allow users to access navigation bars similar to those found on smartphones within the device.

Ankit Awasthi

Ankit AwasthiBy Ankit Awasthi

Published on 13 Sep 2021 1:39 PM GMT

Check Out the Amazing Update on Amazon Kindle
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Shortly, Amazon will release a new interface for its popular e-reading device, the Kindle. In addition, the company claims that the new update will improve the book reading experience on the Kindle device. After receiving a significant software update, Kindle users will notice new interface changes, with the rollout of the update possibly beginning as early as next week. According to a PCMag report, Amazon will introduce new features to users through two major updates.

Changes in Navigation Bar

The first update to Kindle devices will allow users to access navigation bars similar to those found on smartphones within the device. With the navigation bar that is available in Kindle e-book readers, navigating into the interface will be much easier than it was previously. In addition, when users swipe down from the top of the screen, they will be given access to quick toggles. Users will have the option to reduce or increase the brightness of their screens, as well as turn on airplane mode, with the help of these toggles.

Better e-book pages

When users swipe up from the bottom of the screen, they will also be presented with shortcuts such as Quick Access to the Home and Library pages. The second update, on the other hand, will be primarily concerned with improving the appearance of e-book pages. As a result of this significant update, 20% of the books that readers have recently read will appear on the home page. In addition, new filters will be added to the Library tab, and a new collection view with a scrollbar will be provided.

Devices getting the update

Aside from Kindle Oasis e-readers, the Amazon Kindle devices that will receive the new updates are the Amazon Kindle 8th Generation or its subsequent launch model, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation or subsequent launch devices, and the Amazon Kindle 8th Generation or its subsequent launch model. Over-the-air (OTA) updates will be used to roll out new features to all devices. Both updates, according to the company, will be available to users by the end of the calendar year. The first version of the update will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Support ending for old devices

Kindle e-readers that are more than five years old are being warned that the Internet will cease to function in them, according to an Amazon announcement. Users of previous-generation kindles who use 3G internet connections to download e-books will no longer be able to connect to the device after December 20, 2021. The change will have a greater impact, particularly on the American users of the service. This is occurring as a result of the upgrading of internet networks.

List of devices

Only the first and second-generation Kindles will have issues with internet connectivity, according to the company. Amazon has provided a list of the devices that will be impacted by the change to its website. Included in this category are the Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation, Kindle Touch (4th Generation), Kindle Paperwhite (5th, 6th, and 7th Generation), Kindle Voyage (7th Generation), and the Kindle Oasis (also included in this category) (8th Generation). These kindle readers are equipped with cellular connectivity, but they do not support 4G technology.

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