New Fire update in coming weeks: languages, turn off “Customers Also Bought”

New Fire update in coming weeks: languages, turn off “Customers Also Bought”

Thanks to TuxGirl, who alerted me to a change in this

FAQ: Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD

that has these two key passages (it was updated September 25):

“Q: Will I be able to configure my Kindle Fire (2nd Generation) and Kindle Fire HD so recommendations do not appear under the carousel?
A: Yes. In the coming weeks, a new, free software update for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will add a setting to let customers control whether or not personalized recommendations appear below the carousel on the device homepage.”

“Q: What languages do the new devices support?
A: The new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD currently supports US English. In the coming weeks, a new free software update will enable customers to set their device default language to one of six languages, including English (US), English (UK), German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Free dictionaries for each language will also be available. This software update will be delivered automatically to your Kindle Fire.”

We got pretty frequent updates on the KF1 (Kindle Fire 1st generation), and it looks like that might continue. :)

By the way, when it says “Kindle Fire” in those quotations, I assume they are referring to what I call the KFSD (Kindle Fire 7″ SD), and that they are not talking about the KF1. That doesn’t mean that the KF1 will never get any more updates, but I don’t think they are discussing it her.

Thanks also to *~*Pineapple*~*. :)

Update: I forgot to mention…if you don’t like the “Customers Also Bought” (CAB) recommendations, try looking at the Carousel in landscape mode (wider than it is tall). :)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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One Response to “New Fire update in coming weeks: languages, turn off “Customers Also Bought””

  1. Edward Boyhan Says:

    Several reviewers have complained bitterly about the overly “salesy” KF homepage — especially the under carousel stuff. This S/W update is one more example of how responsive Amazon is to reviewer/customer feedback — unlike many other tablet/EBR players.

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