Kobo has had a Google Android e-reading application since 2009 and has updated it many times from the original iteration. Today a fresh new update has hit the market.
The latest update gives us some interesting new social features such as being able to share particular passages on Facebook. It works simply by highlighting a specific phrase or sentence and being able to use it as your status update or post it on your own wall.
There is also a new setting to be able to lock the orientation of your device right in the Kobo main settings. So if you prefer to only have your orientation locked within a specific program and to don’t want your entire device to lock the orientation, this is a great update.
Also, popular in the Apple iPad application is the nighttime reading setting where your screen will dim in very low lights, so you will not strain your eyes with a very bright background. Most of the Kobo books have a pure white background that the text overlays. So if you are reading before bed, this is a way to turn down the glare of the white background.
The only way to get this update is on the official Google Android Market for now. It will only be a few days until the alternative Android markets will have the update in case your device does not have access to the official one.
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.