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What's new with the Kindle 2.5 update?

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What's new with the Kindle 2.5 update?
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Question: What's new with the Kindle 2.5 update?
Amazon started sending rolling updates to Kindle owners in May/June 2010 for the 2.5 version of its eReader's software. So what's included in the update?
Answer:

Here is a list of features straight from Amazon.

  • Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.
  • PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
  • Password protection: Password protect your Kindle when you're not using it.
  • More fonts, clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
  • Facebook and Twitter: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
  • Popular highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading.

Keep in mind that Amazon has a strange update method where they send updates themselves to Kindle devices wirelessly. These are "rolling" updates so there really isn't a way to know when you'll be getting your update.

As for owners of the first-generation Kindle, update 1.2 is basically as good as you'll get at this point.

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