Samsung expands its Readers Hub e-book service


Readers Hub 2.0 now comes with improved content recommendation, new customisation tools and the ability to highlight passages for storage

Samsung has expanded its e-book service with Readers Hub 2.0, offering a range of upgrades to enhance the end user’s experience.

The content recommendation service has been improved to make it easier for users to find titles. When they have made their choice, they open the title and can then customise the viewing experience: change the text size, background colour or screen brightness.

Touching the screen brings up a menu that enables readers to highlight key passages and annotate their reading. Notes are stored separately and can also be shared. Readers Hub 2.0 also allows excerpts to be posted and shared from e-books on social networks.

Samsung has also developed a portal whereby publishers can track, upload and manage their e-book offering. Readers Hub 2.0 is preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 10.1.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of telecommunications and networks Simon Stanford (pictured) said: “The extra features available with Readers Hub 2.0 make reading on the go even more enjoyable than before, whilst easy search functions and compatibility mean that reading from a mobile device has never been so easy.”