Amazon hadn’t refreshed the UI of its Kindle eBook readers in five years, but the firm has quietly released a major update.
There’s no official announcement per se, but Amazon has posted a page to its retail site that explains the changes. They are:
Easier navigation. A new bottom navigation bar lets you switch between Home and Library. And as is the case with Android, Kindle now supports a pull-down menu where you can adjust the device brightness, toggle Airplane Mode, and quickly access All Settings.
Improved Home experience. Now, you can access up to 20 of your recently read books by swiping left from Home.
Improved Library experience. The Library sports new filter and sort menus, a new collections view, and an interactive scroll bar.
The update is coming to Kindle (8th generation and newer), Kindle Paperwhite (7th generation and newer), and Kindle Oasis devices, Amazon says. You will get it automatically over time, but if you have a compatible Kindle, you can connect it to power and check for update, and it’s likely that you will get it immediately.