Welcome to a breaking news update edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael Kozlowski of Good e-Reader and Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World talk about the three new Amazon Tablets announced today and updates to their operating system.
The three new Amazon tablets certainly do not reinvent the wheel but can be considered marginal updates to their product line. They all have higher resolution, more RAM, a better CPU and a slimmer profile. Aside from the hardware, which trounces most of the competition the real money is in the software. Amazon has updated their OS to one of the latest versions of Android, but have added a ton of new functionality.
Mayday is a new feature for the Kindle OS that guides new users through the common features the tablets have. If you have a kid, and want to learn about Freetime, you can learn all about it. If you need personalized tech support there are new abilities to talk with an agent. Another new update is for GoodReads, which will allow readers to participate in a proper eBook social website, leave reviews and discover new books to read.
This is a great edition of the show, where we lay down the most essential new features you need to know about. We also talk about some of the competition and how the new Kindle tablets compare to the iPad, Kobo 10 HD and others.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.