Amazon Releases New Firmware Update for Paperwhite 2

July 22, 2014
Amazon Releases New Firmware Update for Paperwhite 2

Amazon have just released a new firmware update for their Kindle Paperwhite 2.

Probably the biggest enhancement is the ability for users to see a small preview pane in the top left-hand corner when using PDFs. This really helps you to see where you are in the document when you have zoomed in.

The full range of improvements and feature enhancements can be seen below:

  • Sync to the Most Recent Page Read  Any books you are reading on your Kindle Paperwhite will now sync to the most recent page read across all Kindle devices and/or reading apps registered to your Amazon account. You can still manually sync your Kindle Paperwhite to go to the furthest page read.
  • Preview a PDF in Pan-and-Zoom Mode  When viewing a PDF in pan-and-zoom mode, you will now see a small preview window in the margin of the screen.
  • Read a Sample While Your Physical Book Ships  While you are waiting for select physical books to arrive at your doorstep, you can start reading the book right away by adding a sample of the book to your Kindle library. With this release, these samples will be now available for download in the Cloud tab of your Kindle Paperwhite in addition to your other supported Kindle devices and apps. Any previous samples you have claimed through a physical book purchase will also be available in the Cloud to download</li>