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Kindle 2 firmware update is now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2009 14:18

Kindle 2 firmware update is now available One day after announcing that an upcoming firmware update would add native PDF support and improve overall battery life by over 80 percent, Amazon has announced that the Kindle update is now live and available for download.
The update is free and can be downloaded via the Kindle's built-in wireless connection.

Additionally, Electronista adds that "users can now manually rotate their screens as they see fit in the smaller Kindles, with they five-way controller switching up its functions to suit."

The update is live for the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX, although the DX already had native PDF support. For the DX, however, PDFs will be more efficiently cropped and the screen save will go on after 20 minutes of viewing time instead of the previous five.

The original Kindle will get native PDF support "soon" with no set timetable.

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