KINDLEFIRE SOFTWARE UPDATE VERSION 6.2 IS READY
Kindle Fire Software Update, V6.2 is available online, and downloadable at the link if the update isn't already on your Kindle Fire.
The 'announcement' was made by customers on a Kindle Forum thread after they saw the update appear on their Kindle Fires. Mine is still at v6.1 and the 'Update your Kindle" button for "System Version" setting is grayed out.
Along with the improvements listed on the update page, one forum member mentioned "way faster web browsing!" (I've no idea if that is so or if it was just a faster experience at the time.)
' If you are not sure what software version you're running, tap the Quick Settings icon, tap "More," then tap "Device." If your System Version begins with "Current version: 6.2," you are running the latest software. If your System Version begins with "Current version: 6.0 or 6.1," follow the instructions [at that page] to take advantage of all of the features available for Kindle Fire.
. . .
To update your Kindle, ensure
. you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and that
. your battery is fully charged.
Tap the Quick Settings icon in the upper right corner of your device,
then tap "Sync."
The software update will automatically download in the background and will be applied once download is complete and the device is asleep. '
The above describes a semi-automated update.
However, if you don't have a WiFi connection at the time and want to do this, you can do a MANUAL update at the software update page for Kindle Fire, where Amazon has step-by-step directions.
What was changed?
As too often happens, Amazon gives no notes on what is being updated, outside of saying that the update "provides improvements to the operation of your Kindle Fire."
Some possible answers by customers in the forum (Amazon should be doing this, with any software update.)
Customer James G. Henderson posted in the Amazon Kindle Forum thread the following improvements noted:
' Better parental controls in the ap store, more responsive touchscreen, back button works better, less spazzy carousel navigation, and typing is improved. 'I don't know if he just noticed these things or if some Mobileread Forum members have again looked at some of the changes in the code and determined the above, which they try to do for each update where Amazon chooses not to communicate what was improved.
No one has reported the hoped-for carousel-content changes customers have requested in large numbers on the Amazon forum -- that we be able to NOT display (via an option setting) every book in our archive. Maybe it's there but not noticed yet.
If you notice changes and have time, please let us know what you find. Thanks.
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Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers. Liked-books under $1
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