Kobo Firmware Update 4.23 Includes Major Changes to the Menus, Interface
The 4.23 update, which was released on Monday, includes a whole host of changes. It’s already been taken apart over at MobileRead, and all sorts of interesting details were uncovered:
- Top-left main menu (i.e. the one which appears everywhere except for the reader) is now a clock (everywhere, not just the home screen).
- New global bottom navigation (Home/My Books/Discover/More[My Articles/Activity/Beta Features/Settings/Help]). State persists between these views.
- New style for library tabs.
- No more pagination controls in the library views.
- There’s a new `org.bluealsa` DBus wrapper in libnickel, implying the next Kobo will have Bluetooth audio?!?
- There’s a new ReadingMenuTab widget (currently unused) with TOC and annotation items, implying they were testing making the reading view popup have toc/annotation tabs
- The web browser now appears as a pop-up with a huge amount of wasted space.
The firmware update will be distributed over the air, but if you don’t want to wait you can find the download links over at MobileRead.