Amazon has quietly released a new firmware update for their first touchscreen e-reader, the Kindle Touch. This new upgrade enhances the speed of the device in relation to page turns and hitting the menu button to go back to the home screen.
In addition to boosted performance with page turns and the home menu there are quite a number of enhancements that Amazon fails to mention publicly. The tap area when you click on a hyperlink is larger, making it easier to navigate to footnotes, it took much higher precision before. Apparently they also added the ability to tap directly on the volume indicator to set volume to whatever level you want.
Some users are complaining they no longer have the ability to access the dictionary on their Kindle Touch post update. I will find out if this is a pattern or not across the board and let you know soon.
Amazon should be pushing the update to your device if you leave it on and connected to the internet while you let it idle. If you just cant wait, and why would you? You can manually install and find detailed instructions on how to upload it HERE.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.