It seems that today Amazon and Facebook take the lead in the tech news. If you heard something about a new Amazon Kindle update for your beloved Kindle Voyage and Kindle Paper White e – readers, we are here to tell you more on the subject. Always keeping in mind the user experience and always trying to improve users’ satisfaction with its flagship product, Amazon recently released a firmware update for Kindle.
The over-the-air, automatic update seems to solve some issues Kindle users complained about (not in the sense that the software wasn’t working properly, but in the sense that it lacked some well desired features) and to bring new skills to the table.
The new Amazon Kindle update is mainly focused on families, children, and people who learn English as a second language, but the new features also address young school pupils who need to get more and more familiarized with their native English language.
One of the most interesting novelties brought by the new Amazon Kindle update is by far the Word Wise feature. This allows the readers to tap on a word they don’t understand or are less familiar with and be offered a pop – up screen with a detailed definition of the word, together with a list of synonyms. This feature is highly important for readers outside the English language universe who read original texts via their Kindles, while also helping children and even natives to enrich their vocabulary.
Another exciting feature everybody is talking about is the Family Sharing one, or the Family Library. If you ever wanted to have access to your partner’s downloaded e – books, the Family Library allows family members, spouses and children to have interchangeable access to the others’ Kindle books.
If you are an active member of Goodreads, reviewing books, making recommendations and following others’ book suggestions, you will be happy to know that the new Amazon Deeper Goodreads Integration feature will give you the chance to share your reading progress, check ratings and write reviews by adding and managing e-books from your Kindle library to your Goodreads shelf.
The one feature brought by the new Amazon Kindle update eliciting the most interest and appraisal is the new Kindle FreeTime Unlimited option. This one is focused on children and parents are most likely to embrace it immediately, as the feature allows access to an unlimited number of chapter books and early readers for children, only for a low subscription of $2.99 per month.
The new Amazon Kindle update comes with more features than we described here, but we will let you get your hands on them and see for yourself. All in all, Amazon manages to strengthen its fans loyalty and faith, by upgrading the very product that established the company’s position as a leader in the e-readers industry.