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Kindle 4 Firmware Update Adds ???

January 25th, 2013 by · 2 Comments · Amazon, Kindle

TequilaSauza_feat[1]Don’t look now but Amazon has just released a new update for the 14 month old Kindle 4 ereader.

They haven’t released any details on what this update does, but the file size for the update is about 10MB. That suggests that this is no more than a minor patch for the OS running on the Kindle 4 and not an update which will introduce a new feature.

I’ve installed the update and I don’t see any changes.

Update: One reader pointed me to the explanation on Amazon.co.uk. This update adds a “Read for Free” feature for Waterstones, Amazon’s UK partner. at least, the UK version of the update does this; it’s not clear that the update I installed has the same option.

(Thanks, Mathieu!)

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