Kobo announced a big update to the Kobo Touch e-reader today. This update is to address some of the complaints about the last update which squeezed recommended books onto the Home Screen.
To get the update, just sync your device and it’ll automatically download & then prompt you to install the update. The update takes a few minutes to install and then your machine will reboot which will take longer than usual, but don’t panic yet.
Once you have it installed you will be greeted with a a new home screen which has a Discovery tab where you’ll find your recommendations. In general, the whole look of the Home Screen is much cleaner and hopefully will take care of the complaints.
Highlights from the release notes:
- Revamped home screen makes finding books easier
- Pin books to wishlist so you can buy them later
- Create custom book shelves
- Get personalized book recommendations
- Find books similar to ones in your library
- French dictionary
- Improved font clarity
- Make text sharper with custom Font tuning
- Change accounts on your reader.
I think the release notes have left out details on some of the changes. I see they have made it easy to turn off wi-fi and see when you have sync’d last. Some of the menus also seem to be refreshing quicker. There is also a new search icon on the home screen for searching your own library or the Kobo store.
Also, it looks like Sudoku saves your game when you leave it now too!