Update 5.0.3 available for the Kindle Touch
It’s interesting, because this one doesn’t say that it will update automatically to your Kindle Touch…at least at this point. It only says, “…manually download”. That may mean they are going to wait a bit before rolling it out, but they aren’t listing it as a “beta” (test) version either. I’d feel safe doing it.
What does it do?
Amazon doesn’t always tell us, unless there are new features to tout. This time, they say, “This update features general software improvements for Kindle Touch.” ;)
What that probably means is that things will work more smoothly, but that we won’t notice something different (for example, it won’t add landscape mode).
They have pretty good instructions on that page. I’m going to go ahead and install it on mine, and I’ll let you know if I notice anything. I’m going to test highlighting across pages, for one thing.
If you notice anything, let me know…
Update: My update is finished. It all went smoothly. It feels more responsive to me, although that’s a bit subjective (I’d probably need a millisecond timer to prove anything). Still can’t highlight across pages, by the way. I understand the technical limitations there, but it would be nice. I haven’t noticed any menu changes yet.
By the way, if you want to check your software version on a Kindle Touch, you do
My guess is that this mostly fixes problems I haven’t had.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.