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Kindle Touch Update version 5.3.2

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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 11:33:33 AM PST
We have a new, free software update available for the Kindle Touch that you can download. The software update will be delivered automatically via wireless to your Kindle Touch in the coming weeks.
New features in this update include:

* Updated User Interface: We have an updated and streamlined interface for your Kindle. Archived Items has been renamed to Cloud and appears in the top left of your screen under the toolbar. All your archived items can be found there.

* Book Covers on the Home screen: View the covers of your books by selecting Cover View in the menu from the Home screen.

* Time to Read: Kindle Touch calculates your reading speed to let you know when you'll finish your chapter or book.

* Recommended Content: We've made it easy to discover new titles with recommended content. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

* Enhanced Sample-to-Book Experience: When you buy a book after reading a sample, we will now automatically start the book at your last reading location in the sample and remove the sample from your Kindle.

* Parental Controls: With the latest software update, parents can restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, Kindle Store, and Cloud. While the Kindle Store and Cloud are locked with Parental Controls, you can continue to buy books from a computer and send them to your Kindle wirelessly.

* Whispersync for Voice: Now you can switch back and forth between reading and listening without losing your place. Whispersync for Voice will synchronize what you read on any Kindle platform device with Audible playback on Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, or on Audible apps for iPhone and Android.

* Author Profiles: We've added biographical information and the ability to browse other books by the same author from within your book. When reading, tap the Menu button and select About the Author.

* Children's Books and Comics: Children's books come to life with Kindle Text Pop-Up, enabling you to easily read text over images. Comic books can now be read with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.

We will be delivering this update over Wi-Fi in the coming weeks. Customers who prefer to receive the update immediately can manually download and install the software update from:

If you have questions or need help with this update, please head over to the Kindle Help Forum:

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:20:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 12:22:56 PM PST
CLS10 says:
Nice. I didn't expect my Touch to be updated ever again, so this is a nice surprise. I do hope that we can turn the recommended content off, though, as we get recommendations at the end of the book when we are prompted to rate it.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:22:12 PM PST
CBRetriever says:

does happy dance

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:24:41 PM PST
Ed says:

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:25:44 PM PST
This is great!! Now if we can just get an update for the KF1 I will be set!

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:28:36 PM PST
Dorsie says:
Can the "recommended content" be turned off?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:33:17 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Sounds a lot like they've updated the Touch's feature-set to match that of the PaperWhite. That's unexpected. But awesome.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:35:23 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
truly - I'm downloading as I type

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:51:04 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
sure looks different

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:55:28 PM PST
CLS10 says:
can you turn off the recs?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 12:58:27 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
yes, I already did

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 1:01:21 PM PST
Ed says:
Mine is updating now. Slow.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 1:05:22 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
the download was quick, but yes the update was very slow

no more Archives either

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 1:10:44 PM PST
Ed says:
Nice! Similarities to the iOS Kindle app. Archives is now "Cloud" upper left on home page.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 2:36:07 PM PST
Download was way faster then it took for the update. About 12 minutes

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 4:20:36 PM PST
stella says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 4:56:52 PM PST
B. Marks says:
In device settings there's a place to turn off recommended content.


Posted on Jan 8, 2013 7:17:20 PM PST
AuntOh says:
Beautiful! Download was seamless. Thanks, Amazon!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 7:44:42 PM PST
Dorsie says:
Thank you. :)

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:40:15 PM PST
Jean says:
Hope this will be available for the regular Kindle as well!!

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 12:12:24 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
there seems to be a slight glitch in the indexing: everytime I try to search in a book, I get no results and a "Title not yet indexed" message and this includes a previously downloaded book and a newly downloaded on

tried an initial reboot = no change
trying a restart with wireless on now to see if it fixes it

and I downloaded and installed the update 9 hours ago, so there's been plenty of time to index - hmmm, I did a search from the home page and find 116 items are not yet indexed out of 152 items

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 12:20:40 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
update - the restart and leaving the wireless on is slowly indexing the resto of my books - I'm now at 114 not yet indexed

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 3:30:46 AM PST
Someone over in the German kindle forum said the update triggered a full re-indexing for them as well. Probably normal.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 3:41:40 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
pity the people with scads of books then - my battery is half gone and I'm only about 2/3 done

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 8:07:41 AM PST
K. KAI says:
wow.. it is fate.. just happen to sneak once in a bluemoon if we got update..

and here it is.. just out of the oven yesteryesterday! i love my kindle touch! thanks amazon for being responsible in all of their product lines!
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