Amazon releases Kindle Fire v6.3 update

Amazon has announced that a new firmware updates is available for their Android-powered Kindle Fire.  If you’re among one of the millions of users who own one of these tablets then you’d be wise to check out the update.

There’s quite a bit of detail for the update however we’re not going to break everything down.  Should you want to read the full list of updates then that’s but a link away!

  • Sharing: Customers will be able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book.
  • Book Extras:  Book Extras make it easy for customers to see supplemental material about the book they are reading, without even leaving the book. Customers can view descriptions of characters, a glossary of common terms used in the book, information on the authors and common locations referenced in the book, and more.
  • Archive of Personal Documents: Customers’ personal documents will be stored in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download at any time from the Documents tab on Kindle Fire.
  • Print Replica Textbooks: Students can buy thousands of print replica textbooks to read on their Kindle Fire and save up to 60% off the list price of the print textbook.
  • Reading View for Amazon Silk: When invoked by the customer, Silk will load the body of the page in a reading-optimized, single screen view (even for multi-page articles). The full page is still available in the background, allowing the reader to easily toggle back to a traditional view to see other interesting features on the page.
  • Movie Rentals: The rental period for movie rentals that are downloaded to Kindle Fire now starts when a customer starts watching the movie, rather than when a customer starts downloading the movie.
  • Additional Enhancements: This update will also bring some of the features customers have requested, including faster re-connect of Wi-Fi after Kindle Fire has been asleep, and general performance enhancements.
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If you don’t know what version of software your Kindle Fire is running you can quickly find out by going to Quick Settings>More>Device>. If you see “Current version: 6.3,” then you are golden, Pony Boy.  If not, then all you have to do is connect to a Wi-Fi network with a fully charged battery.  Tap Sync from this screen and everything else takes care of itself.