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Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
11 Sep 2012, 10:46 PM | Post: #1

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Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

[Image: UK-PT04._V186831398_.jpg]Amazon.co.uk have just released the latest software update 3.4 for the Kindle Keyboard which brings several new enhancements as well as support for Kindle Format 8. The format 8 support adds features like custom fonts and a small degree of interactivity for certain books.

The update can be downloaded direct from Amazon.co.uk here : http://www.amazon.co.uk...

Please note that you must update to 3.3 first (if you are not already running it) before updating to 3.4. Details instructions for checking your current version are posted on the Amazon page.
  • Improved Font: We've improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp.
  • Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle Keyboard, parents can restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, the Kindle Store, and Archived Items. While the Kindle Store and Archived Items are locked with Parental Controls, you can continue to buy books from a computer and send them to the Kindle wirelessly for a child to read.
  • Kindle Format 8: KF8 makes books look even better with support for author specified fonts and more book styling options.
  • Comic Books: Kindle Keyboard now supports comic books with Kindle Panel View. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store. Books open in Kindle Panel View by default (a view that allows you to read a comic book panel by panel).
  • Children's Picture Books: Kindle Keyboard supports children's picture books with Kindle Text Pop-Up. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store.
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Offline M81162 Reading My ToDo list
12 Sep 2012, 06:33 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

Nothing for Kindle 2 thenHuh
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12 Sep 2012, 10:05 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

Thanks Lou, have downloaded the update. Smile
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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

Bother, I'd just installed the screensaver hack .... they must have been waiting!
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12 Sep 2012, 12:03 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

I didn't expect they'd do any updates for this model ever again.
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12 Sep 2012, 01:58 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

I have installed it, but can't see a lot of difference at the minute. Mind you I don't use some of the features, I think I am a bit too old for parental control and reading children's books now! Smile
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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

so no X-Ray then Whistle
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12 Sep 2012, 06:58 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

My update makes my Kindle have a white background like paper and this integrated light has appeared too...
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13 Sep 2012, 11:02 AM | Post: #9

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

Thanks for the heads up, Lou. Not at all expected. Does it download automatically to the KK3 via wifi as previous updates did?

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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
13 Sep 2012, 12:59 PM | Post: #10

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RE: Kindle Keyboard Software Update 3.4 Released : New Features

I don't think it's an auto update yet - it sometimes takes them a while to push it through automatically. Can't tell now as I did mine manually.
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