We know that many people own a Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon, and for them we have a piece of good news: the retailer has completed its latest software update for the slate.
We'll get right into the thick of things and start listing the main benefits for those who want to get an overall idea of what they are in for.
is one thing: Powered by Shelfary, it provides readers with materials related to the e-book they are reading at the time.
That means character descriptions, information on the author, glossary of common terms used in the book, common locations references inside, etc.
A second aspect that got improved is Sharing
: passages and notes from peoples' books will be easier to share without even having to leave the book reading application.
Just highlighting a passage and picking “Share” (or choosing the “Share” option from the toolbar within a book) will lead to a quick selection of which social network to post it on, with or without a note of their own.
Even the notes shared by others through Kindle.amazon.com will be available for perusal for Fire owners.
Moving on, the update brings to the table Print Replica Textbooks
, particularly useful for students, complete with original formatting, color, layout, notes/highlights, etc. All this for a price up to 60% lower than the physical article.
Another feature is the Archive of Personal Documents
: stores personal documents in the Amazon Cloud, so that they may be re-downloaded from anywhere. Whispersync will even sync notes, highlights and last page read.
Furthermore, Reading View for Amazon Silk will bring reading content to the front when accessing a blog or article that would normally be cluttered under advertisements and other myriads of links.
Finally, the rental period for the movies downloaded to the Kindle Fire will henceforth begin when one actually starts watching the film, not when the download commences.
All the above are accompanied by performance tweaks, like faster Wi-Fi reconnect after recovering from sleep mode.
Amazon Kindle Fire Firmware 6.3