Kindle app update adds X-Ray for Books, flashcards

Amazon has rolled out a pretty significant update for its Kindle reading app for Android. The update, available through the Google Play Store, brings a number of new and notable features to the list, including X-Ray for Books and Textbooks, the ability to create flashcards to study textbooks, and get push notifications. Along with the new features, Amazon also promises improvements in the app as well as bug fixes.

Here is the change log of all that's new within Kindle version 4.8.0:

  • Use X-Ray for Books and Textbooks to look up places, characters and terms
  • Receive push notifications from Kindle - customize your experience in Settings
  • Improved library search
  • Make flashcard sets to review textbook material
  • Control audiobook playback while reading the Kindle book
  • Several experience improvements and bug fixes