Optimized for apps
The freedom to play your way
Kobo Arc was built on the highly adaptable Android platform. It's engaging, easy to use, and totally customizable, plus it has rich and dynamic notifications and makes multi-tasking a snap, so it’s incredibly interactive. And it’s the perfect base for Tapestries, the exclusive user interface designed just for Kobo Arc.
The magic of widgets
The beauty of Android 4.1 is that it’s been designed so that all home screens are content-rich and customizable. Don’t just add shortcuts, embed live apps and content directly to your home screen with interactive widgets. With widgets you can read eBooks and magazines, check your email, catch up on Facebook and Twitter, rock out to some tunes, and get right into your tablet experience right from the home screen. Never launch an app because everything you need is surface level. You can also resize your widgets, so you can expand or shrink them depending on how much content you want to access (or how much space you have on screen).
Unlocks with a smile
Meet the new security feature exclusive to Android: your face. Face Unlock is a completely new and revolutionary security approach that lets you unlock your Kobo Arc with your face. It doesn’t get more personal than that! Using Kobo Arc’s front-facing camera, the advanced facial recognition software registers your face during setup and can recognize it every time you unlock your device. Just hold your Kobo Arc in front of your face, look into the camera, and your Kobo Arc will be unlocked. And, of course, you can always use a backup PIN or pattern if you prefer.
*Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
Meet Google Now, the built-in personal assistant exclusive to Android 4.1. Google Now is the perfect complement to Tapestries: it gets to know you and helps you plan your day by sending you the info you need just when you need it. Check Google Now on your Kobo Arc in the morning for appointment reminders and up-to-the-minute traffic and weather conditions. Keep up with your favourite sports teams and discover local events everywhere you go. Google Now makes it easier than ever to stay on top of your life.
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Apps for everyone
Kobo Arc comes with Google Play™* so you get access over 700,000 apps, as well as pre-loaded Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps. Organize your news feeds, magazine subscriptions, calendars, and all the facets of your busy life with productivity apps. And download the latest music and movies to enjoy with the built-in media players. They support almost every file type, so you’re never limited by anything except your own imagination.
*Google Play is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
Kobo Arc comes fully loaded
Right out of the box, your new Kobo Arc is ready to roll with some incredible popular apps.
Skype - Keep in touch with your friends and family, no matter where they are, for free. Talk, watch, and share your news with anyone anywhere without worrying about your phone bill or distance.
Facebook - Stay connected with your entire social network right from Kobo Arc. Share photos and updates, chat with your friends and keep up to date with everyone you love, including your favourite brands.
Twitter® - Stay current by following trending topics, breaking news, celebrities, leading thinkers, and your friends. Join the global conversation and share your thoughts with your Twitter followers.
7Digital - Looking for that perfect song? Search over 20 million songs and discover, buy, sync, and listen to music anywhere with 7Digital. Shop for new music whenever and wherever you need it.
PressReader™ - With PressReader, you get access to over 2,000 full newspapers from over 95 countries in just one app. Read every article, advertisement, crossword puzzle, and cartoon in full interactive glory. It’s your personal newsroom.
Gmail - Keep your conversations going wherever you go. Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even just a little bit fun. Get your email instantly, read and respond to your conversations, and search your entire inbox in app.
YouTube - Whether you’re a YouTube sensation or just a voyeur, you can keep up with your favourite YouTube channels and access the world’s most hilarious videos with the official YouTube app for Android. Search, watch, and comment on any video, just as you would online.
Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary - It’s impossible to store every word in your memory. But that’s okay. Kobo Arc comes with the complete Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Look up definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and example sentences, plus audio pronunciations and Word of the Day, whenever you need a little vocabulary boost.
Rdio - Never stop grooving! With Rdio, you get unlimited access to incredible music. Discover new artists, create playlists, stream as much music as you want, and share your favourite tunes with your friends. Get started with a free trial.