That's the title of an announcement made at the Amazon Kindle Forums last night, and the software updates will be arriving "in the coming weeks" for the updated Kindle Fire, and the Kindle Fire HD.
The addition that might be of most interest to customers (I'm understating this) is a setting that will let the customer control whether or not personalized recommendations appear below the carousel on the Home page of the Kindle Fire.
These recommendations are associated with individual items on the carousel when it's scrolled in either direction. There are some who like it because it's closer to what they might find interesting, while many hate it, so this is a welcome setting.
Here's the full text of the announcement (any links, emphases, or paragraph breaks are added by me).
' Initial post: Sep 25, 2012 10:01:01 PM PDT
The Amazon Kindle team says:
We wanted to let you know that in the coming weeks, free software updates will be coming to Kindle Fire HD and the latest generation Kindle Fire.
These software updates will include Kindle FreeTime, a tablet experience just for kids allowing parents to set daily screen time limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child.
We're also adding a setting to let customers control whether or not personalized recommendations appear below the carousel on the device homepage.
In addition, customers will be able to set their device default language to one of six languages, including English (US), English (UK), German, French, Italian, and Spanish. These updates will be delivered automatically to your Kindle Fire.
The Kindle Team '
That's the good news for today!
UPDATE - 9/27/12 Kindle Team replied to an individual's post today about the unwelcome re-appearance of removed carousel items (Kindle Team individual replies are very unusual on the forums and maybe a good sign). Boldfacing is mine.
' In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012 9:46:56 AM PDT
The Amazon Kindle team says:Waco Odie,The Kindle Team '
You stated "When items are removed on the home screen, they return to the carousel when the Fire HD turned off and restarted."
This will be fixed in the upcoming software release coming in the next few weeks.
Thank you for your feedback.
Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links
NOTES on newer Kindles.
Updated Kindle Fire Basic 7" tablet - $159
Kindle Fire HD 7" 16/32GB - $199/$249
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16/32GB - $299/$369
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G 32/64GB - $499/$599
Kindle NoTouch ("Kindle") - $69/$89
Kindle Paperwhite, WiFi - $119/$139
Kindle Paperwhite, 3G/WiFi - $179/$199
Kindle Keybd 3G - $139/$159, Free but slow web
Kindle DX - $379, Free, slow web
Kindle NoTouch Basic, UK - £69
Kindle Touch WiFi, UK - £109
Kindle Keyboard 3G, UK - £149
Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Kindle NoTouch Basic - $89
Kindle Touch WiFi - $139
Kindle Keybd 3G - $189
Keybd: w/ Free, slow 3G WEB
Check often: Temporarily-free recently published Kindle books
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers. Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.
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