Amazon: free upgrade improves text clarity on base Kindle

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.
(Credit: Amazon)

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.

Via CNET



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Konnect posted a comment   
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At what link?

 

Michelle Starr posted a reply   
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Sorry 'bout that, Konnect. The story has been edited to include the link.




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