Recently, Amazon has begun rolling out a new firmware update for its Kindle e-readers that will make the Kindles on par with the company’s latest Kindle Voyage and Kindle Paper White. The new software update fixes some bugs faced by users while using it and added some new features to Kindles.
If you are keen on knowing about the new features introduced with this update, here is the list of new features.
Word Wise: Amazon introduced Word Wise feature to all Kindle e-readers that help people who are learning English and children who are learning to read. This feature will automatically pop-up easy to understand definitions above difficult words. That means, you wouldn’t need to go through a dictionary to learn about any vocabulary words you face while reading ebooks anymore. Tapping on any words will bring up more information about the word, such as synonyms, definitions and more. Users are also allowed to adjust the number of definitions to see with a slider by scrolling up or down.
Family Library: Amazon adds an upcoming feature where users can read not only their downloaded ebooks, but also read ebooks from their linked accounts of spouse or other family members.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited: Kids to get access to an unlimited number of age appropriate chapter books and early readers for $2.99 per month.
Expanded X-Ray for Books: This feature will help users to explore more while reading. Users have to flip through images in any ebooks quickly, and the new timeline view introduced by Amazon helps users to read the most important passages of the book.
Deeper Goodreads Integration: Amazon’s Goodreads feature allows users to share their reading progress with friends by adding ebooks from the Kindle library to their Goodread shelves. Goodreads users can check others’ ratings, progress and reviews on books that were added to Goodreads virtual shelves.
Enhanced Search: The search feature on your Kindle e-readers now include combined results from your Kindle library, Kindle Store and Goodreads shelves make it easier for users as well as the company’s pocket!
About This Book: This feature allows users to quickly know facts about the book such as author info, its place in the series, if any.
So, it’s now evident that Amazon hasn’t forgotten its Kindle users. Finally a good news for Amazon’s old loyal Kindle owners. Let’s know which feature you liked the most, after updating your e-reader to the new software.