announced Amazon says its latest Kindle e-readers are getting a new, simpler user interface with an OS update (version 5.13.7) for the first time in years.
The update focuses primarily on navigation, adding a bar at the bottom of the screen that lets you navigate between the Home screen, the book you’re currently reading, and the Library screen.
Some got the update a few weeks ago. But the company announced that the update is rolling out widely over the next few weeks.
The way you access the Kindle’s Quick Settings (which allows you to turn on Airplane mode, adjust brightness, and more) has also been changed.
You can now access the menu by swiping down from the top of the screen, instead of clicking the button.
The company says more changes are coming later this year, with an update that allows you to see more recently read books across the home screen with an updated library collection display and filter and sort lists.
point page Amazon’s own redesign Web reports that the feature will be rolling out across supported devices within the next few weeks.
The update includes the seventh generation, the eighth generation, the ninth generation, and the tenth generation of Kindle Paperwhite. and the eighth generation, the ninth generation and the tenth generation of Kindle Oasis. and the eighth generation, the ninth generation, and the tenth generation of Kindle.
Older 7th-generation Kindle devices such as the 2014 Kindle Voyage do not appear to be supported.
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Amazon fixes the user interface for Kindle devices
Essentially, the update includes most Kindle devices released since 2015. The company did not make Kindle generation information readily available until the update is currently rolling out.
It seems that the best way to find out if your device qualifies or not is to search by the model number, which should be on the back of the device.
And like E Ink readers’ screens, the Kindle’s interface isn’t updated often. The company didn’t add the ability to make the lock screen show the cover of the book you’re reading until earlier this year.
It was also reported that the Kindle web browser beta tag – which has been around for at least 10 years – has disappeared.
The update should be installed automatically by your Kindle at some point if it is connected to a wireless network. But you can also update your device manually using a PC if you want to get the new user interface as soon as possible.
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