Amazon adds ‘all-new’ Kindle app to boost book reading on phones

Amazon has released what it claims to be an all-new Kindle app for phones and tablets. The app is available now in the Amazon App Store and Google Play and will be delivered in a free over-the-air update.

Kindle vice-president Chuck Moore says, “We’ve built the new Kindle app from the ground up for book-lovers, giving readers easy access to everything they might want to do with their books, all in one place. It’s now easier than ever to turn your phone or tablet into a book and immerse yourself in an author’s world at any time.”

Key updates include:

  • All-New Look

The Kindle app features a new look and feel inspired by books. Details include bigger book covers, new fonts, a new app icon, and new light and dark background themes to choose from.

  • One-Tap Access

New bottom-bar navigation automatically shows an icon of the book you’re currently reading, making it easier to get back to reading. The bottom bar also provides quick access to Kindle’s most popular features, allowing you to switch between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, etc.

  • Easy Search

The search bar is now always available throughout the app, so whether a book is in your library or among the millions of titles in the Kindle Store, it’s easier to find it.

  • Discover and Discuss Books with Friends and the Goodreads Community on Kindle for iOS

You can find out more about the new Kindle app at Amazon.


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