kindle android

Amazon has released a massive update for its Kindle app on Android. The update takes the app to version 4.8 and adds plenty of features to the app.

Changelog for version 4.8.0:

• Use X-Ray for Books and Textbooks to look up places, characters and terms
• Receive push notifications from Kindle – customize your experience in Settings
• Improved library search
• Make flashcard sets to review textbook material
• Control audiobook playback while reading the Kindle book
• Several experience improvements and bug fixes

The update brings something which Amazon calls as “X-Ray” for Books and Textbooks. The features information about the book itself as well as other information such as actors playing that role in any adaptation. It’s simply an encyclopedia of sorts for that book which is integrated into the user experience so that he/she doesn’t have to visit the internet time and again. X-Ray has been available on Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire tablets.

The update also adds other features like push notifications, improved library search, and the ability to make flashcard sets in textbooks. Users can also seamlessly switch between audiobook and textbook, with the audio starting from the page where the text book was left. There are other general improvements as well.

Kindle is available for free and can be picked from the store link below.

Kindle – Play Store