is said to be ready for roll out, per a conversation with a Kindle support staffer that was reported in a Kindle forums post by ebook addict
The basic Amazon description of the Kindle Software Upgrade version 2.5 features is at the v2.5 help page.
My (1) intro and hands-on look at the new Kindle features explaining further some of the most interesting features, along with Amazon screen shots pertaining to what's described plus (2) an excellent hands-on look from another website, are both in another Kindleworld blog article on Update v2.5, which will help when getting the suddenly appeairng software update (over Whispernet). It wasn't said when a file for manual download for those in non- or low-Whispernet areas (or who'd rather not wait) might be ready for 'on-demand' download.
On April 28, Amazon announced, on their help pages, that a version 2.5 Kindle update was to be sent out to a "limited group of users," presumably to obtain feedback and reactions to the update, with a "broad release date in late May this year."
On May 28, Amazon modified the message to say that they'd "...received great feedback from the 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. '
UNOFFICIAL WORD TODAY, JUNE 3
As mentioned at the top, Kindle owner ebook addict posted a report of a talk with a Kindle Tech Support representative who readily gave her good news about the update and said that the announcement should be up on the Amazon help pages (it isn't, about 2 hours later, but could be up tomorrow, I guess).
Here is the gist of what the rep said in ebook addict's own words.
' I just got off the phone with a very nice young man from Kindle Tech support and he told me the bugs have been worked out of the 2.5 update and they are beginning the new roll out now! Here are the specs he gave me:
The update is rolling out over the course of this month by geographical region. No download link as of yet.
The download is large and takes a while but will download all in one file and not over the course of several days as previously posted. At least according to what he knows.
It will update when whispernet is on and has been in extended sleep mode but they are attempting to push [it] out overnight due to the size.
Clicking on "sync and check for items" will not check for updates, only your kindle content like books, blogs, etc. so don't bother wasting your time on this.
Tech support has not been told any order of regions, but someone please post if you get the update after or slightly before this post and tell us what part of the country you are in. I am sure we will begin to see a trend ... '
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