I got the 2.5 update on my K2i on Friday. When I looked at my Kindle and saw that it was updating, I nearly broke my face grinning. Boy, was I ever excited! Collections! Zooming! Social media! zOMG!
By the time I'd finished my tea it had rebooted and I started playing with it... and, um, yeah. Not so awesome.
The Collections feature isn't a feature.
It's awkward to add books to a collection and it doesn't accomplish anything when you do. Sure, I now have a folder called "Sci-fi," but it's seven pages deep on the Home page. How is it a feature, clicking seven times to get to a folder I then have to page through to find the book I want?
I'd prefer it if adding an item to a Collection would remove it from the home page, thank you very much. [Update: I stand corrected. This feature does work if you select to sort by Collections.]
Twitter and Facebook.
I am a social media junkie
. I tweet all the time, and I check FB at least daily. I was excited about the social networking, to say the least.
Sending an item from the Kindle to Twitter results in a tweet that looks like this
. Not very awesome. You have to click through to see the quote. I didn't bother trying the FB post.
Okay, I have to admit that http://kindle.amazon.com
is kinda cute. But what does it do? I mean, really? I logged in and classified all my books into reading, read, to read, and quit reading. And... now what? I have virtually no reason to ever visit the site again.
Handy for viewing images, but if you have a very dense PDF full of text it won't help with that.
Love it! I was traveling over the weekend and passworded my Kindle in case it was lost or stolen.
This feature is activated, but it hasn't done anything yet as far as I can tell.
Are there now more HUGE fonts? Not useful to me, really.
If there are any other features, I haven't noticed them.
Over all, this update has brought the Kindle into 2010, sure, but while I approve of the ideas I feel that the implementation still needs a little tweaking.