|09-11-2012, 01:52 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bensalem, PA
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, nook Simple Touch, Apple iPad 2, Nexus 10
Kindle Keyboard 3.4 Software Update now available!
Software Update Version 3.4
Version 3.4 is a brand new, free software update for Kindle Keyboard that includes:
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.
Whispersync for Voice: Now you can switch back and forth between reading and listening without losing your place. Whispersync for Voice will synchronize what you read on any Kindle platform device with Audible playback on Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, or on Audible apps for iPhone and Android.
|09-11-2012, 02:30 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arlington, Texas
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 6+, Nexus 7.2
Wow, it is interesting how Amazon quickly updated the third generation reader while discontinuing the Touch (4th gen). I think that must speak loudly for the continued popularity of the K3 Keyboard. When you get it right, don't mess with it except to update the FW. The K3 will probably still be offered long after all the 5th gen have been discontinued.
Anyone check to see if the update messed up unlimited web browsing via 3G? Just curious...
|09-11-2012, 02:34 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
|09-11-2012, 02:43 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
Will it also be OTA updated?
|09-11-2012, 03:42 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Near Dallas, Texas, USA
Device: iPad Mini, iPod Touch (5th gen)
Amazon said they kept the Keyboard because it's the most accessible model. Awhile ago I saw a report where they're looking to make the screens more durable on the next versions of them too. So, I think it'll be next year when we'll be seeing a huge revision to them.
|09-11-2012, 03:55 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rural NW Oregon
Device: Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 3, KPW1
My second favorite Kindle, after my poor abused GDX (which will never again get an update). Nice set of features.
|09-11-2012, 03:56 PM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire 2 (non-HD), Kindle Paperwhite
I'm happy to report that free unlimited 3g is still in effect with the 3.4 update! Just tested it out and it worked fine.
There could be a huge expectation effect here and I don't have an old 3.3 firmware K3 to compare with, but the font does seem notably sharper. Nice bonus. I was not expecting any further K3 updates.
|09-11-2012, 04:09 PM||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
|09-11-2012, 08:25 PM||#13|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, K3K, PW, N7.2, Fire HD 6"
|09-11-2012, 08:31 PM||#14|
Outside of a dog
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Device: iPod Touch, Kindle 3, Sony PRS-T2
|09-11-2012, 10:48 PM||#15|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle PaperWhite 1st Gen, iPad 2, iPhone 5S
So, now that I've updated my K3, how do I know if any of my books are available in KF8 format, and how do I go about updating them?
Anybody have any suggestions for any free or sample books that show off the new features -- comic books, KF8, etc?
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