The workaround with Dolphin web browser that many have used for its support of an older, working Flash Player by Adobe (who doesn't support newer Flash Players for mobile devices with Android OS 4.x) was suddenly not working.
A few blog entries here noted this problem with the planned update (version [x].4.5) which was sent to a few. Forum regulars and this blog gave a couple of workarounds for that until Amazon's Kindle team could resolve the problems with a newer update, which forum posts by customers reported Kindle Team WAS developing.
That software update is now here and customers say that Flash pages they've used with Dolphin are again working and, as I said earlier, there was general rejoicing. Now we can download it manually if we want this new update sooner.
Remember that recently Amazon's Android Appstore apps were being made available to customer Kindles outside the U.S., in almost 170 countries now activated for access to that app store.
ALSO fixed, according to customers at the Amazon forum, are some oddities the "Time [left] to Read" estimates at lower left hand corner of books.
Am also adding, as usual, UK software pages:
Amazon's new, free software update for Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are now available at the usual software update help pages:
Kindle Fire HD 7":
Head over to the Kindle Fire HD 7" Software Update page for more details:
v7.4.6 US/Most Int'l here. UK software page.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9":
Please see the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Software Update page for more information:
v8.4.6 US/Most Int'l here UK software page.
Kindle Fire 2nd Generation Software Update page contains information on how to manually install the update if you'd prefer:
v10.4.6 US/Most Int'l here. UK software page.
If you need assistance with any of these updates, you can find help at the Kindle Help Forums.
IF Choosing to Manually Download This 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
. 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 Nexus1 7", Kindle Fire HD 7"
. Comparison reviews of the Kindle Fire HD 7" and Google Nexus1 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.
Current Kindle Models for reference, plus free-ebook search links. $40 off on both 16GB and 32GB models, 8/4/13, for a limited time.
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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