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Old 11-16-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Kindle DX just auto-updated to version 2.3 via whispernet

Does anyone know what is new with version 2.3 of the Kindle DX operating system? My wife's Kindle 2 didn't have an update, so it seems limited to the DX. The screensaver pics include new author portraits. Other than that, I don't notice any change. (I was hopeful for "folders", but will have to keep waiting I guess.)
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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maybe it was just new screensavers ...people sure love em.
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Does anyone know what is new with version 2.3 of the Kindle DX operating system? My wife's Kindle 2 didn't have an update, so it seems limited to the DX. The screensaver pics include new author portraits. Other than that, I don't notice any change. (I was hopeful for "folders", but will have to keep waiting I guess.)
Perhaps they added in book hyperlink support?

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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My DX hasn't updated yet. I know that they get all of them updated over a period of a week or so. Sure hope it fixes a few problems I have with frequent rebooting.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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Is there any way to get updates (or change the date from 1970) without whispernet access?
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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Ah, just found this thread
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...t=49350&page=3
Seems like you can get the DX to connect to the internet through the USB cable.. this looks very promising (and extremely complicated...I'm going to need some help here)
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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According to Amazon's Kindle website:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...80&#version2.3

Here's what's in Version 2.3

(According to the website, there is a Version 2.3 for the K2 as well -- follow the link if you want to read about those)

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* Better cropping of PDF files: In landscape orientation, white margins of PDF documents are automatically cropped to maximize the amount of content shown on the screen.
* Option to convert PDF files to Kindle format. If you prefer to have your personal PDF documents converted to the Kindle format (so that they can reflow), type "Convert" in the subject of the e-mail when you submit your personal document to your @kindle.com address.
* View pages longer: We've extended the time before Kindle DX switches into screensaver mode — from 5 minutes to 20 minutes — giving you more time for reviewing your content.
Also, instructions for updating manually are here

Overall, that sounds like an improvement to me -- particularly the last item which is critical if you want to use the Kindle as a music reader or knitting pattern reader.

Last edited by purl4peace; 11-27-2009 at 08:27 PM. Reason: Added info regarding K2 V2.3 update
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