Owners of the standard Kindle take note: Amazon has started rolling out a new, free software update.
The non-touch version of the Amazon Kindle will receive the update.
According to Amazon, here are the improvements and feature additions that the new firmware (4.1.0) brings:
Improved reading font that is higher contrast and crisper
Parental controls now allow you to restrict access to the experimental web browser, Archived Items and the Kindle Store
Support for books with complex layouts and formats with Kindle Format 8
Support for children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View (which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel). Books that support these features will be available from the Kindle store over the next few weeks
Dictionaries grouped into a collection in Home and Archived Items called "Dictionaries" for better organisation
Improved table and image viewing (panning and zooming) on supported titles.
You can either wait for the update to be delivered automatically to your Kindle over Wi-Fi, or manually download the update to your device by following the instructions at this link.
If you get the update, let us know if you can see a difference in the look of the text.