Kindle for Android update brings Fire-like carousel display

April 26, 2013
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The latest Kindle for Android app update has come available by way of the Google Play Store. This update has brought the app up to version 4.0.1.3, but perhaps more important than a the new number -- the changes and new features that have been added. This is one of those changes that you will notice immediately upon launch. Just to begin with, Kindle for Android is now sporting a carousel display.

The carousel display will be familiar for many, especially for those with a Kindle Fire. That said, the carousel display really just amounts to a new way to scroll through your Kindle content. Jumping in from the initial launch of the app and you have the items available from your library sitting on the top as well as options to quickly access either the current best sellers or editor's picks sitting below. Of course, the quick access to the Kindle Store remains.

Shifting over to the updated navigation panel, this can be access by using the three line icon towards the top left. The navigation panel provides quick access to things such as all items in your Kindle library as well as those that are only on your device. This panel also has options to filter by books, docs and newsstand as well as links to the Kindle Store, your settings, info and more.

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This update also took care of some bugs, notably one that was causing the app to crash. New look and features aside, the one item that has remained the same is the way the books appear when you are reading. Basically, that is to say aside from the different looks upon launch, once you settle in with your book (or magazine or newspaper), things will feel comfortable and familiar once again. Those looking for the Kindle Android app can find it using this Google Play Store link.


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  • Kindle owner

    forget it, half the home screen is advetising, with no way to switch it off, instrusive and rude.