Amazon has an exciting software update available for Kindle for Android. The latest version of Kindle for Android 4.6 has several new features and performance improvements.
Improved the listening experience for books with audio
When you’re listening from a Bluetooth device, playback will automatically pause if Bluetooth is disconnected. A new permission is required for this, “Pair with Bluetooth devices.”
Go hands-free with Immersion Reading; enjoy automatic page turns without the screen shutting off.
Helpful account information can be found on the Settings screen
Rename your device to make it easier to recognize when buying books from the Kindle store.
Check your registration information, is the app registered to the correct email address?
Viewing options inside the book have been updated
“Use system brightness” is a more intuitive option for a brightness settings. Tap the “Aa” icon at the top of the screen to choose this new option. If you’re not finding the “Aa” icon, tap the center of the screen to have the menu bars slide into view. This improvement was made with the help of your feedback!
When the menus are hidden (tap the center of the screen to show or hide them), tap the bottom right corner of the screen. Do you notice a small padlock? Tap it to lock the orientation. Now you can turn the device in any direction so you read on your side or back.
Improvements were made to the Table of Contents
A direct link to the book cover is at the top.
“Front matter” is next. Funny name but this where you’ll find the title, copyright, dedication and more. There’s an arrow to the right of the label. Tap it to close the front matter section.
If a book has page numbers we’ll show them alongside the chapter names. The current page you’re on will be highlighted.
If another chapter is selected, you can always get back to your previous location by tapping one of the placeholders on the location seeker at the bottom.
Download Amazon Kindle for Android 4.6 today!
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.