Kobo has announced that is it releasing Android's 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware update for its eReaders. The update is specifically targeted at their 7 inch Kobo Arc, which earlier this month received the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2013 as one of the 15 winning contestants. The update aims to enhance the experience of the multimedia enabled eReader by improving the touch screen, voice to text capabilities, and search recommendations.
The update also adds some new features, such as the highly anticipated Google Now. It also has a Facial Identification and an Unlock feature, which is quickly gaining popularity with major device manufacturers. Further improvements to searching, predictive typing and voice recognition find their places, while general performance and notification improvements are standard as seen from other Jelly Bean 4.1 updates.
More information on the Kobo Arc Reader can be found on Kobo's website here.