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Old 11-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Paperwhite Update Coming One of These Days?

Apparently there's a Paperwhite Update coming shortly:

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The Amazon Kindle team says:
(AMAZON OFFICIAL)
Thank you for your feedback.

We wanted to let you know that in the coming weeks, a free software update will be coming to Kindle Paperwhite. Among other features, we're adding a setting that will allow customers to control whether or not personalized recommendations appear on the device homepage.

We hope this information helps.

Thanks,
The Kindle Team
Wonder what else they might be 'fixing'?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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Nice to know! Thank you for posting this.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Firmware update possibility

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Apparently there's a Paperwhite Update coming shortly:



Wonder what else they might be 'fixing'?
It would be nice if that firmware update finally solves the screen color problems. Amazon, please read: hint, hint.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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I don't think it's possible for a firmware update to solve the color hue problem. I really wish it was though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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That sounds very similar to the update they released for the Fire HD. I seriously doubt a FW update will fix the screen issues. It might fix the font issues though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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Apparently there's a Paperwhite Update coming shortly:


Wonder what else they might be 'fixing'?
Kudos to Amazon.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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I look forward to it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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I wish they would bring back the old 'progress meter', as well as making it easier to switch on/off the radio.

And while they're at it, why not add some on-screen gestures for light intensity up/down, as well as an option to switch the light off.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #9
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What is the difference with the progress meter between a PW and a Kindle 4 NT?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:25 AM   #10
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What is the difference with the progress meter between a PW and a Kindle 4 NT?
I don't know. I come straight from the K3 (KK).

There we have a bar along the bottom with 'blobs' representing the chapters, that gets filled in as you read the book. I found it a nice way of seeing roughly how much is left in the current chapter, as well as how many chapters are remaining, all in one neat graph.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #11
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Thanks, that sounds pretty much what the K4 has, with a little arrow above the track denoting the point you started reading in this session.

What does the PW have instead?
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Thanks, that sounds pretty much what the K4 has, with a little arrow above the track denoting the point you started reading in this session.

What does the PW have instead?
The PW shows how much 'time' there's left in the chapter or book, as well as progress in percent or pages or 'location'. (Configurable)

(The 'time left' is one of the 'new features' in the PW, and its moderately cool, but I have yet to find a use for it...)
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #13
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(The 'time left' is one of the 'new features' in the PW, and its moderately cool, but I have yet to find a use for it...)
maybe to help you figure out how much further to read that night before quitting and going to sleep?

On my K3, I've often stopped reading at what seems like a good break in the action only to find that I'm only a page or two shy of the end of the chapter.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #14
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I'm looking forward to the update. My #1 complaint is how cumbersome it is to turn off wifi. My #2 complaint is the advertising of other books to buy, even when I've paid to take advertising off. My #3 complaint is that the light can't be turned off. My #4 complaint is that I can't ever stop and think with reading or it will recalculate my reading speed. I wish we could just lock that in place, like read for 10 minutes and then lock it down forever and ever, or when you want to reset it.

I've ordered the K4 black and I'm interested to see how it compares to the K4 silver and to the Paperwhite and yes I know I have a problem...
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