Even though there have been rumors suggesting that Amazon is going to release a 4.7-inch Android-based smartphone, the online retailer has not launched any device lately. However, this doesn’t mean that the company hasn’t been busy. Actually, the Kindle Fire tablets owners should be excited to hear that Amazon has been developing the software upgrades for the devices. Yes, you heard me well, the latest iterations of the operating system for all the Kindle Fire tablets are currently available for download.
For every single tablet, the software update comes with lost of improvements for textbook viewing as the “X-Ray for Textbooks” feature will be available for the second generation Kindle Fire and the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. The feature will offer the users a new experience while viewing textbooks providing glossary definitions and links to related pages.
The software update will also come with improvements for print replica textbooks that will allow the users to browse the textbook pages and chapters more easily (the improvements will hit all Kindle devices). Also, you will be able to view pages by scrolling through the thumbnails located at the bottom of the screen, and you can make highlights and notes in the books.
Another interesting feature that will come along with the software update is “Time to Read”, which is able to calculate in how much time you will finish reading a book depending on your reading speed. Also, the update will offer the possibility to the owners of the second generation Kindle Fire, the Kindle Fire HD 7″ and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ to read textbooks with audio and video clips.
As for the software itself, all the devices will automatically download it, but if you are not patient enough and want the software update faster, you can download it yourself as it’s already available.