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Amazon Shows Some Love for Older Kindles & Releases Update for the Kindle Touch

January 9th, 2013 by · 18 Comments · Amazon, firmware update, software news

KW-slate-05-lg._V166788135_[1]When Amazon released the new Kindle Touch and called it the Paperwhite I like many assumed that they would drop support for last year’s model. Boy was I wrong. Amazon has released a new update for the Kindle Touch which gives it some of the software features that it lacked and the Paperwhite had.

There’s nothing Amazon can do to update the screen resolution or give the KT a frontlight, but the the 5.3.2 update does add a number of nice features:

  • A new user interface
  • Whispersync for Voice
  • Enhanced Parental Controls
  • Book Covers
  • Time-to-Read
  • Recommended Content
  • Enhanced book samples
  • Navigate graphic novels, and comics

Some features notably missing from this list include language support. In particular, the Kindle Paperwhite has enhanced support for Chinese and Japanese. It’s not clear why Amazon left some features out of the update, but on the upside the KT is getting features which will extend the lifetime of the gadget.

It might not be available anymore in most markets but clearly the Kindle Touch has not been forgotten by Amazon.
You can dowbnnload the update from the Amazon website.




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