Amazon gives the Kindle’s interface a refresh
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Amazon gives the Kindle’s interface a refresh

Amazon has announced that the majority current Kindles can be getting a new less complicated UI by way of a software program replace (via Ars Technica). The replace primarily focuses on navigation, including a bar to the backside of the display screen that allows you to soar between the Dwelling display screen, the ebook you’re at present studying, and the Library display screen. Some have had the update for a few weeks, however Amazon has introduced that the replace can be rolling out extensively over the subsequent few weeks.

The best way you entry the Kindle’s fast settings (which allow you to activate airplane mode, regulate brightness, and extra) has additionally modified. You now get entry to the menu by swiping down from the prime of the display screen, as an alternative of tapping a button.

Amazon says extra modifications can be coming later this 12 months, with an replace that can allow you to see extra not too long ago learn books on the Dwelling display screen and can refresh the Library’s assortment view and filter and kind menus.

Amazon’s webpage for the redesign says the characteristic can be rolling out to supported units (eighth Gen Kindle, seventh Gen Paperwhite, and Oasis or above) inside the subsequent few weeks. Principally, it consists of most Kindles launched since 2015, so there’s a respectable likelihood yours can be supported.

Sadly, Amazon hasn’t made the Kindles’ generation info simply out there till the replace that’s at present rolling out. It appears the best way to find out in case your gadget is eligible is to Google the mannequin quantity, which must be on the again of the gadget.

Like the readers’ E Ink shows, the Kindle interface doesn’t get refreshed fairly often. Amazon didn’t add the capacity to make the lock display screen present the cowl of the ebook you’re studying until earlier this year. Ars Technica additionally reviews that the Kindle internet browser’s “experimental” label — which has existed for at the very least 10 years, according to GoodEReader — is gone. Sadly, Ars reviews not having the ability to see any modifications from the earlier (and not very good) model.

The replace ought to robotically set up in your Kindle sooner or later if it’s linked to Wi-Fi, however you too can manually update your device using a computer should you’re seeking to get the new UI as quickly as doable.

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