Kobo has just released a new firmware update (4.13.12638) for all of the e-readers they currently support. The devices now support a traditional Chinese layout and new custom font, which is useful since Kobo is sold in Taiwan. You will now be notified if you are connected to your Wifi network, but cannot access Kobo’s services. Several other Wi-Fi problems are also addressed. A number of crash issues were also addressed from the previous update.
Here is some other smaller fixes noticed by many users who installed the update
- Kobo e-readers have the ability to share a specific word or a highlighted passage and share them via Facebook. In this latest update Facebook no longer appears under Accounts.
- Fix for remembering the reading location in TXT books. The percent read will always show as 1%, but the book will reopen to the correct place.
- Text selection seems much faster
- Hyphenation in epubs still seems to be working OK
- The two-finger light adjustment on my first gen Kobo Aura finally seems to be back to the flawless functionality
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