Sunday, June 06, 2010

Kindle Update Soon?

June 6, 2010 Cindy O'Neal

Here is some information you can use while waiting for your automatic update to version 2.5. I am really looking forward to organizing all the books currently on my Kindle into Collections (sort of like folders) so it will be easier to find what I want. Of course I will share all the nuts and bolts "how to's" with you as soon as I know what I'm doing (hehehe).

From Amazon:
Kindle Version 2.5 Overview
We know Kindle customers are anxious to receive the 2.5 software update, so we wanted to provide you with some details about its status. We've rolled out the 2.5 software release to a set of Kindle customers and have received great feedback from these early customers. Based on this feedback, we are making some small adjustments to improve the experience further. We will be rolling out the 2.5 software update to more users over the coming weeks.
Here's a list of the coming enhancements:
  • Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections. 
  • PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics. 
  • Password Protection: Password protect your Kindle when you're not using it. 
  • More Fonts & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience. 
  • Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
  • Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading.

Automatic Wireless Updates
We send out software updates wirelessly in batches. When a new software update is available for your Kindle, it will automatically be delivered to your device as described below. There is nothing you need to do.
  • Kindle checks for updates: All Kindles are designed to automatically check for and download updates when one is available. If an update is available, your Kindle will download and install the update the next time the wireless connection is activated and your Kindle goes into sleep mode.
  • Updates in less than 10 minutes: During the update, you'll see screens that show the update progress. The update should take less than 10 minutes and is complete when your Kindle displays the Home screen. Do not power off or reset your Kindle until the update is complete. You can check to confirm the software your Kindle is running, by going to the Settings screen on the device. The software version will be displayed on the bottom of the screen.