If you have a modern Kindle e-reader, there is a new firmware update that will let you start reading an ebook before it has finished downloading. This is a similar system that is employed on the Kindle App for Android and for iOS. If you are on a very sluggish WIFI network, this will be an obvious benefit.
Over the next few weeks you will see an updated page location dialog that gives you helpful information on your recent location, and makes it easier to navigate between the current and the most recently read page.
The 5.12.5 firmware update is applicable for all of the various models of the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the entry level Kindle Basic, the Kindle Paperwhite 4, and the Kindle Voyage. It should be pushed out automatically over the course of the next few days, but if you can’t wait, there is a firmware download pagefirmware download page where you can sideload the update.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.