Kindle for Android Updated With Support for Split-Screen Mode

Amazon rolled out a new update to its Kindle Android app today. They’re  finally adding split-screen support, and they announced a new feature.

First, anyone with a device running Android 7.0 Nougat is in for a treat. With this update, the Kindle app now supports Android’s native split-screen multitasking mode.  While this feature won’t be useful everyone, it’s undoubtedly handy to have for this sort of app, especially for those who need to flip back and forth a lot between a couple apps.

In addition to the split-screen mode, Amazon also announced that they’d be launching a new notifications center in a few weeks. Amazon doesn’t get into specifics, just that it will include “new releases, receive deal alerts, reading insights, and more”.

I have found the Kindle app notifications to be a complete waste of time in that none of the notices interested me, so I am not looking forward to the new system. Then again, the new system could not possibly be worse than the old.

You can find the app in Google Play.


  • Introducing Notification Center, a quick way to learn about new releases, receive deal alerts, reading insights, and more. Tap the bell icon to see it in action. Coming in the next few weeks.
  • Split screen is here! Resize the app to multi-task while reading without ever switching context.

image by Pen Waggener via Flickr

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane30 July, 2018

    Bah! For a while, I thought it would be splitscreen *within the app* — so I could have two parts of a book open at the same time.

    1. Nate Hoffelder31 July, 2018

      it doesn’t matter – this app won’t run on your Lifedrive.

  2. Mike Cane31 July, 2018

    Keep up. The LifeDrive died a while ago. I’m back on a CLIE S320. Monochrome. FML.

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