Amazon Kindle gets an update, brings improved home screen and more

When it comes to reading books, things have changed quite a bit since school days, well, depending on your age. Now many people read books on electronic devices and, while tablets are fine, the Amazon Kindle leads the way. Amazon is planning to roll out a big update to its handheld devices. You're likely wondering, correctly so, "how much can a book be improved?". Well, there are enhancements, but don't expect your trusty Kindle to change massively. It starts with the home screen, which will now display your most recent reads, samples you have downloaded, book recommendations and your Amazon Wish… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

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