Amazon is releasing a software upgrade for its Kindle, Paperwhite, and Oasis devices, which may make them more user-friendly. The updates will be available in the coming weeks for Kindles 8th generation and later, Paperwhites 7th generation and newer, and the Oasis range, according to Amazon.
To begin, the update will allow you to modify display brightness, select Airplane, Bluetooth, and Sync modes, and access All Settings by swiping down from the screen. You may now navigate between Home, Library, and the book you’re now reading using a new bottom navigation bar.
Later this year, the firm plans to provide an upgraded Home and Library experience, which will include a redesigned Library with new filter and sort menus, a new collections display, and an interactive scroll bar, according to the company. Swiping left on the new Home portal will reveal a Recently Read section with up to 20 things that you can access by swiping left.
Amazon also enabled speedier downloads and provided the ability to set a book cover as your Kindle’s screensaver (for those without advertisements) earlier this year. Kindles are the most popular e-readers on the market, and they typically run a rudimentary operating system that can be difficult to operate at times. These upcoming upgrades will not be a major makeover, but they will make it easier to find familiar tools.