Amazon has brought the new home screen experience to a number of Kindle e-readers. This is because they are still supported with firmware updates. This includes the 10th generation Kindle Basic and the 9th generation model. The 11th generation Kindle Paperwhite and the 10th generation model. They also brought it to the Kindle Oasis 3. Why don’t older e-readers like the Voyage or previous generations of the Paperwhite get the new home screen experience? Indeed, Amazon pivoted to support only Kindles for up to five years, and that countdown begins on the day the product was first available on Amazon’s website.
Amazon told Good e-Reader in a statement, “We are always working to improve the customer experience on Kindle devices. Following last year’s software update for navigation and access to settings, we’ve made changes to Home and Library that will allow customers to easily manage and access their content. This update includes new filtering and sorting menus, refreshed grid and list views, a new collections view, a new interactive scroll bar, and the ability to access up to 20 of your recently read books. read on Home.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.