Amazon has just released a firmware update for its first touchscreen e-ink reader and you should get it today! This update unfortunately is not jam packed with new updates but does provide new enhancements for XRAY that will pave the way for new languages shortly. There are also reports that the overall touchscreen navigation seems a bit more snappy. Here are some of the core features found in the latest update that were reported by many of our readers.
- Now font support: Code2000 (not sure where it’s used)
X-Ray updated to 1.1, I think it a pathway for support for more languages
TTS has a new event, TTS stopped (no use for the user)
A java debugging binary is removed from the system
MOBI image handling is sped up a bit
Text to Speech volume is a slider instead of buttons
The update should be available to download and install via WIFI. If you have not got the update prompt yet you can find out how to install it manually on your Kindle Touch HERE.
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