The Kobo Touch is one of the most updated e-readers on the market and is constantly refined to give users the best experience. Today Kobo has released new firmware that provides a number of enhancements. Firstly the speed is dramatically increased for page turning and searching. The books themselves now have higher resolution fonts that make the text appear more crisp.
One of the biggest changes packed into this update is the way the home screen has changed. It has been made to be more simplified and only has Library, Store, and Reading Life as your main options. If you are looking for books that are much akin to the ones you purchased or loaded into your device, you are in luck! “Recommended for You,” is a new feature that will give you personalized options based on the books you own. If you dig a particular author, genre or book series, you can get new options to expand your literary horizons.
Finally, a number of new syncing options have been introduced into this firmware update. Icons for Settings, Sync and Help are now also available under the HOME menu. Sync anytime, anywhere by touching the cloud icon in the status bar. Sync progress is now shown as a progress bar at the top of the screen.
In order to run this update you want to download the newest edition of the Kobo Desktop Manager and then plug your device into your computer via the USB cable. Alternatively you can get the update pushed to you via WIFI.
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