My Kindle quietly updated from v2.3 to 2.3.2.
I went to look at what the latest was all about, and I saw only that they are saying
" We're sending automatic wireless 2.3 series updates to all eligible devices. Our most recent version update is 2.3.3.They go on to explain how that works and again give the option to do it yourself, manually. It's not difficult - but if you need help, you can ask at the Amazon Community forum where a lot of help is available 24/7 from many other Kindle owners. Another place you can ask for help and get very good support from Kindle owners is at the Kindleboards forum
If you want to start enjoying it now, you can download and install the update manually from the Applying Kindle Software Updates Manually section below.
Automatic Wireless Updates
We send out wireless software updates in batches, so rest assured that you'll receive updates automatically. "
The basic version 2.3 firmware update was first explained on their software update page.
The "v2.3.2" and "v2.3.3" updates would be "maintenance" updates or refinements to make the recent v2.3 update work a bit better, after feedback from customers and what they find themselves. They don't give details on that, though I wish they would. But I'm also glad they're continuing to send updates to people.
All right, having downloaded the file, I see that the awake-process takes less time with less of that spinning thing at the top left. It seems more responsive again when starting out and in general.
If you want to get it wirelessly, just remember it's done in batches and it can take WEEKS for them to get this on everyone's Kindle. These updates are for the Kindle and Kindle DX (US & Global) models) but not for the Kindle 1, as the v2.3 update did not apply to that model due to the hardware on the Kindle 1 having a slower processer limiting users to indirect access to words on the screen and because it has less internal storage memory.
If, instead, you want to do this update yourself, manually, by moving a file from Amazon to your Kindle with the USB cable that is part of the basic power cable (except for Australia), follow their quite good instructions on the software-update page.
It's essentially the the way you'd move a file to your Kindle for reading EXCEPT that you'd put the software-update file ABOVE the "documents" file, at the "root". If your Kindle is assigned "f:\" on your computer, then you'd put the file right on "f:\" but it can be assigned any drive letter from "e:\" to "i:\" usually.
Amazon also says at the page:
" If you cannot successfully update your Kindle software using the instructions above or encounter any difficulty with your software update, please contact Kindle Support.The very best, and quickest, way is to PHONE Kindle Customer Support.
* Inside the United States: 1-866-321-8851
* Outside the United States: 1-206-266-0927
Otherwise, click the "Contact Us" button in the right-hand column of the Amazon Kindle
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.
(Older posts have older Kindle model info. For latest models, see CURRENT KINDLES page. )
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