Amazon on Thursday released updates for its Kindle for iOS and Android apps, as well as its Cloud Reader, adding support for children’s books, comics, and graphic novels.
More than 1,000 children’s and comic book titles are now available on the Kindle Fire, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle Cloud Reader, Amazon said. Children’s titles Brown Bear and Curious George are available, along with comics such as Batman and Superman.
The new additions will feature a “beautiful layout and full color,” Amazon said. Supported children’s books, for example, utilize the Kindle Text Pop-Up feature to magnify text for easy reading on any size screen. Supported comics and graphic novels are presented in Kindle Panel View, “showcasing the artwork in a panel by panel experience that reads as the author intended,” Amazon said.
The latest version of Kindle for iOS also helps users locate content quicker by searching the library for a specific title or author. With the update, iPad users will also enjoy an improved reading experience with smaller margins, and a “cleaner” look, Amazon said. In addition, the update fixes an issue that prevented users from being able to look up words on Google and Wikipedia.
Meanwhile, the updates for Kindle for Android tablets and Cloud Reader allow users to see two pages side-by-side in landscape mode. Android tablet users can also customize their reading experience with new margin and line spacing controls. The Android update fixed an issue that caused some users to have to re-register when returning to the app.
The update comes several days after Amazon released a version of its Cloud Player for the iPhone and iPod touch.
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