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Old 01-03-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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2 Kindles - one with 3.0.2 and the other with 3.0.3???

My wife and I each received Kindles for Xmas. Hers has 3.0.3 on it and mine has 3.0.2 on it. Should I be able to update to the latest version? If so, how? What are the differences on the latest version? Any idea as to why one would have the latest update and the other would not? Thanks
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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More than likely it is the way they left the factories.

you can find the update to 3.0.3 at the following link and the instructions are there to.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529700

You will need to choice the correct version WIFI only or 3G and WIFI and the the country which you are from.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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People on this board seem to be having a hard time seeing much difference between these releases.

3.0.3 has been offered at amazon.com as an optional download since October 18. I believe this to be an unusually long time for such a trial status and wonder if it indicates some uncertainty as to the benefits.

Unless you have problems, or Amazon puts out something higher than 3.0.3, I would stick with what they gave you.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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From what I have seen and heard, people having problems with 3.0.2 have had most of them fixed with 3.0.3.

I myself updated to 3.0.3 within an hour of opening it and never had a problem except with occasional hiccups with Experimental features.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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I think some of the benefits are to do with the experimental browser. My blog subscribers have told me that they cannot access certain gmail links and login to specific websites with the 3.0.2 firmware -yet I can with 3.0.3 - and indeed in cases where they have updated, the problems have disappeared.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:12 AM   #6
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Is there any noticeable difference between 3.0.1 and 3.0.3? I never received the 3.0.2 update.
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Is there any noticeable difference between 3.0.1 and 3.0.3? I never received the 3.0.2 update.
3.0.2 was never sent out over the air.

I'm running 3.0.1 myself and have had no problems at all. Some people apparently had issues with temperature sensitivity with 3.0.1, which were fixed with the later update.

I'm a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". When Amazon issue an update that THEY think is worth having, they'll send it to me .
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3.0.2 was never sent out over the air.

I'm running 3.0.1 myself and have had no problems at all. Some people apparently had issues with temperature sensitivity with 3.0.1, which were fixed with the later update.

I'm a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". When Amazon issue an update that THEY think is worth having, they'll send it to me .
Yes I had lots of freezing and rebooting issues with 3.0.1 that were all thankfully fixed when I installed the 3.0.2 firmware. 3.0.3 has also been very stable for me - no problems at all.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:15 AM   #9
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I'm running 3.0.1 myself and have had no problems at all. Some people apparently had issues with temperature sensitivity with 3.0.1, which were fixed with the later update.

I'm a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". When Amazon issue an update that THEY think is worth having, they'll send it to me .
ditto.
still running the 3.0.1 and, knock on wood, it hasn't frozen once since the horrible first week when it just stalled all over the place. so if it's still good an running i'm not going to switch.
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3.0.2 was never sent out over the air.

I'm running 3.0.1 myself and have had no problems at all. Some people apparently had issues with temperature sensitivity with 3.0.1, which were fixed with the later update.

I'm a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". When Amazon issue an update that THEY think is worth having, they'll send it to me .
Thanks, Harry. I subscribe to that belief as well. I was just wondering if there was any additional functionality in 3.0.3 to warrant upgrading (like when they offered that update for download that included folders for the first time). Having had no problems with 3.0.1, I'll wait for the over-the-air update.

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3.0.2 was never sent out over the air.

I'm running 3.0.1 myself and have had no problems at all. Some people apparently had issues with temperature sensitivity with 3.0.1, which were fixed with the later update.

I'm a believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". When Amazon issue an update that THEY think is worth having, they'll send it to me .
Obviously if it wasn't worth having then they would not have the 3.0.3 available to the public. Considering the number of bugs it fixes, whether you experience them or not, it is better to be prepared and update, than wait to be without your Kindle due to those bugs, get it fixed/replaced, THEN update it.

Better to save yourself the hassle and just update. The worst that can happen is you never experience the bugs, the best case is you notice a performance increase.
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Obviously if it wasn't worth having then they would not have the 3.0.3 available to the public. Considering the number of bugs it fixes, whether you experience them or not, it is better to be prepared and update, than wait to be without your Kindle due to those bugs, get it fixed/replaced, THEN update it.

Better to save yourself the hassle and just update. The worst that can happen is you never experience the bugs, the best case is you notice a performance increase.
That sounds reasonable, but I'd rather wait in case other issues crop up among early adopters.
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I held my 3.0.3 up next to my dad's 3.0.2 and the page turning was noticeably faster on mine.
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The fact that they made a preview available suggests they are confident that any major issues are worked out, but the fact that it's still in preview suggests they are not confident that the all the minor ones have. Still, 3 is higher than 2 and I can't resist.
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Obviously if it wasn't worth having then they would not have the 3.0.3 available to the public. Considering the number of bugs it fixes, whether you experience them or not, it is better to be prepared and update, than wait to be without your Kindle due to those bugs, get it fixed/replaced, THEN update it.

Better to save yourself the hassle and just update. The worst that can happen is you never experience the bugs, the best case is you notice a performance increase.
As a general principle, I don't install "beta" software.

Most of the issues that people have experienced seem to be with the web browser. I don't use the browser on the Kindle at all; I do my mobile web browsing on my iPhone.
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