Amazon's product pages are showing software update for the Kindle Fire HD 7", 8.9" and Kindle Fire 2nd generation models
There was no notice of this, but at about 5pm Wednesday, I just noticed, there were notes in the Kindle forum that a couple of Kindle Fire owners saw updates happen on theirs.
My Kindle Fire HD tablet hasn't received the update, so I checked the product pages. However, there have been reports of glitches on the three software updates x.3.0 made to the three models on March 30.
The sofware update pages that the changes include: "bug fixes and performance enhancements."
As usual, am adding UK software pages to the info here, though their pages haven't been updated. The link will go to whichever is the current software version for that model.
Here are the software update pages for each model:
Kindle Fire HD 8.9":
[v8.3.1 here] [Probably soon: UK software page].
Kindle Fire HD 7":
[v7.3.1 here]. [Probably soon: UK software page].
Kindle Fire 2nd Generation:
[v10.3.1 here]. [Probably soon: UK software page].
If you need assistance with one of these updates, please visit the Kindle Help Forums. '
IF Choosing to Manually Download the Latest Version(instead of waiting for it to arrive via WiFi)
This update automatically downloads and installs for most Kindle Fire customers; however, you can initiate the software update from your Kindle or manually download the software update via USB (some use the excellent WiFi File Explorer PRO app rather than the USB cable hookup).
Again -- before you begin, confirm your current software version:
- KF: Tap the top of the device -- KFHD: Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Then tap More.
- Tap Device, and then tap About.
NOTE that when it does arrive, your Kindle Fire will reboot and sometimes it does that twice, so don't be alarmed when it happens while it's idle and you're nearby.
EARLIER posts on Kindle Fire HD
. Follow-up info on v7.3.0, v8.3.0, and v10.3.0 updates (Apr 9)
. Software Updates for v7.3.0, v8.3.0, and v10.3.0 updates (March 30, 2013)
. Getting non-Amazon apps on Kindle Fires (non-HD Kindle Fires have storage space limitations)
. More comparisons on iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD
. Basic Features Comparison Table for iPad mini, Google Nexus 7", Kindle Fire HD 7"
. Comparison reviews of the Kindle Fire HD 7" and Google Nexus 7" tablets
. Step-by-step guide for installing a working Adobe Flash player when needed.
. Google Maps, Street View and other apps on my Kindle Fire, via enabling one device setting
. Downloading and playing YouTube videos on Kindle Fire HD
. Using the camera and Video, Panorama mode, Time Lapses
. App for WiFi file transfers w/o cable.
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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