Amazon Releases Software Redesign for Kindle Readers

The design changes make it easier to navigate

Amazon is releasing a software redesign that makes it easier to navigate on Kindle e-readers.

Amazon has revealed a new software update for Kindle e-readers that includes a redesigned navigation bar at the bottom of the home screen. The two-tab bar can be interacted with directly to reach the home and library screens, and users also can access frequently used features directly from an arrow at the top of the screen.

Kindle reader showcasing new software changes


Amazon says the update is intended to make everything about using a Kindle easier. It also includes new menu navigation when reading a book.

Users now can easily change their device brightness, turn on Airplane Mode, and tweak other settings with a swipe down from the top of their screen at any time. There are also plans to add new filters, a new collections view, and a scroll bar that users can interact with.

The update is meant to roll out slowly over the coming weeks and will be available on eligible devices, including the Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation and above), as well as the 8th Gen or newer Kindle, and the Kindle Oasis.

Kindle readers showing new software design


Users can check their Kindle type directly from the device, itself. If you don’t want to wait for the update, you can manually download and install it from the Amazon website.

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