Flash! 2.5 Kindle update officially delayed

Flash! 2.5 Kindle update officially delayed

Some Kindle users have gotten the latest update, which brings a number of significant changes, including Collections for organizing books,what I call “klipentweet”, where you can send passages to Twitter, pan and zoom on pdfs, password protection, and two more fonts.

We were initially told that we would have it in late May, and of course, we are coming to the end of the month.

Many Kindleers don’t have it yet.

On the

Amazon update page

 it now says

We know Kindle customers are anxious to receive the 2.5 software update, so we wanted to provide you with some details about its status. We’ve rolled out the 2.5 software release to a set of Kindle customers and have received great feedback from these early customers. Based on this feedback, we are making some small adjustments to improve the experience further. We will be rolling out the 2.5 software update to more users over the coming weeks.

That’s interesting to me. 

It sort of suggests that there was something edgy about the software…or that they had concerns about what people would thin. 

That would explain why it hasn’t been available for wired download from that page, which is the norm with updates.

Perhaps it was sort of a beta (test version), which they don’t usually do.  If there’s a problem (or just an enhancement), they’ll be able to upgrade the people who got it, since the only ones who got it did so wirelessly.  If they had allowed wired download, that would be much more complicated.

I think this is a good sign, this attention to quality.  Are they also paying attention to reception?   They haven’t always been good at that, in my opinion, so I like that as well. 

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


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