Our smartphones and tablets have been responsible for making obsolete a lot of electronics, such as MP3 players and point-and-shoot cameras. Looks like books are the latest casualty in the path to electronic dominance by our handheld devices. Does that mean we’ve stopped reading? Not even close! We are now seeing an increasing trend of consumers turning to eBooks and eReaders to get their literary fix. Gone are the days of papercuts from turning a page. Swiping across a screen is so much easier.

There is not shortage of good eReader apps on the Google Play Store, and Kobo eBooks has been one of the more popular ones. Kobo boasts an extensive collection of free and affordable books, while also making reading fun with “Reading Life,” which tracks your reading habits with interesting stats.

The Kobo eBooks app for Android has now received an update. The update that takes the app to version 4.1 includes:

  • A revamped interface with easier navigation
  • New home screen design
  • Updated reading menu and page layout
  • Improved tablet support
  • Two page landscape view for tablets only
  • Ability to rate the books that you’re reading

If you love to read and are looking for a good eBook application, Kobo could be the answer for you. You can download the Kobo eBooks app from the Google Play Store here.

What are your thoughts? Are you an avid reader? Do you use Kobo eBooks? If you’ve received the latest update, let us know your experience in the comments section below.