Amazon has just provided the Paperwhite treatment to its Kindle Touch device thanks to a comprehensive software update that it has made available. This means the humble Kindle Touch device will now be comparable to the Kindle Paperwhite.
The new features include a refreshed user interface that lists the books in your library by their cover images, while the archived books and magazines have come to be known as the cloud section. Other changes in the list are a new time-to-read feature that can predict the time taken to read a chapter based on your current reading speed. Reading graphic novels and comics is also much more exciting thanks to the new panel navigation system. The list of recommendations will, as usual, introduce you to new titles, though the best thing here is that if you actually buy a book after having sampled it for a while, you get to continue reading the book from exactly the same spot where the sample ended. Also, the recommendation can be turned off if so desired.
The Whispersync for Voice is another nice addition to the updated Kindle Touch, which will allow the reader to carry on with the reading via the voice assisted method from the place the reader left off in book.
In the end, Amazon has released an important update for a device that it had stopped selling in favor of the Paperwhite. While the latter continues to be sold, those who are still holding on to their Kindle Touch device can enjoy all the bells and whistles that are found in the Paperwhite. Except, of course, for the Paperwhite’s brilliant front lit display.
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