I recently sidelined my Kindle Touch in favor of reading e-books on a Samsung Galaxy note. But Amazon.com\u2019s recent Kindle Touch software update has me getting back in touch with my Touch.\n\tIn late April, Amazon.com rolled out Kindle Touch version 5.1.0 to add more language support. (For more on that, read \u201cKindle Touch Gets New Software Ahead of Global Launch.\u201d) The software update offers support for plenty of foreign languages and other features that I\u2019m enjoying.\n\tOne of my favorite new features is the ability to translate text from one language to another via Bing Translator. For example, while reading a book about the Titanic (yes, I\u2019m still obsessing over that), I came across this French phrase: \u201cLe plus grand transatlantique du monde fait naufrage pour sa premi\u00e8re travers\u00e9e.\u201d (In late March, I reviewed the National Geographic\u2019s Titanic issue on the iPad.)\n\tI remembered enough of my college French to guesstimate the meaning--and frankly, in the context of the Titanic\u2019s fatal plunge during its maiden voyage, it wasn\u2019t too difficult to figure it out. To confirm my own translation, I highlighted the text in the book, clicked an on-screen \u201cMore\u201d option, clicked \u201cTranslation\u201d and then selected French as the \u201cfrom\u201d language and English at the \u201cto.\u201d Voil\u00e0, the translation: \u201cThe largest transatlantic of the world is sinking to its first crossing.\u201d Okay, so it\u2019s not 100 percent correct, but it\u2019s still pretty good.\n\tLandscape mode support, which has been available on other Kindles, is now an option on the Kindle Touch. I love landscape mode because it lets me prop up the Kindle Touch much more easily for hands-free reading.\n\tThe home screen now makes it easier to get where you\u2019re going, with new drop-down menus for \u201cMy Items,\u201d \u201cRecent\u201d and numbered screens, so you can quickly hop from, say, page one to page four.\n\tThe latest Kindle Touch software lets you browse a book\u2019s table of contents without leaving the page you\u2019re on. Love that.\n\tYou can now highlight text that spans multiple pages, too. When you got to the end of a page\/screen in the past, you had to start a new highlight on the next page, a boneheaded user interface issue corrected at last.\n\tAre you a fan of the Kindle\u2019s text-to-speech feature? I\u2019m not; the sound is way too robotic for me. But in addition to selected e-books, you can now listen to newspapers and magazines that support the feature on your Kindle Touch. I gave it a try with The Wall Street Journal and it worked as well as could be expected\u2014meaning it was accurate but immediately irritating.\n\tAmazon.com says the new Kindle Touch update improves social sharing of e-reader content. But I still think the process is more trouble than it\u2019s worth.\n\tThe Kindle Touch upgrade should keep fans of the e-reader happy for a while. Until July, at least, when a rumored new Kindle model with built-in backlighting\u2014similar to Barnes & Noble\u2019s Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight\u2014is expected to debut.