Kindle for Android Updated With Support for Split-Screen Mode

Kindle for Android Updated With Support for Split-Screen Mode e-Reading Software Kindle (platform)

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.

Changelog:

  • 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

About Nate Hoffelder (10065 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Kindle for Android Updated With Support for Split-Screen Mode

  1. 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.

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

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