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Fire HD 8.9 update 8.1.2 - what's new?


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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012, 9:24:29 PM PST
I haven't even received it yet, and it seems that a few have, and there is an update? Does anyone know what is new in the update? Is it the same updates that were applied to the 7" Fire HD, being worked into the 8.9" model or something new?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 9:32:17 PM PST
Its not unusual to have an update developed during the weeks between when they were actually manufactured when they are shipped.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012, 3:24:59 PM PST
Yeah, but what was changed?

Posted on Nov 16, 2012, 3:30:14 PM PST
No idea.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012, 3:32:01 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Probably bug fixes or it might just be for the Kindle Freetime.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012, 3:45:52 PM PST
Just talked to the Kindle help line- even the rep there was not sure what's in the update.
My new 8.9 began streaming the update, then paused at 1%, said "try again later."
Now it will not go to update site at all, and the command box for update is greyed out.
My device still shows running Version 8.1.1. Phone help desk advises let the device
sleep and see if it updates then. Also, I tried a laptop download/transfer to Kindle, to no avail.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012, 3:47:03 PM PST
That sucks. Possibly the system is overloaded with pushing updates?

Posted on Nov 16, 2012, 4:16:43 PM PST
That's what I was thinking too Rocker. ^^^ But good news- the update just started pushing
through on its own, and is nearly complete! It has to be the system was a little overwhelmed
since many new HD Fires are delivering this week and we're all turning them on at the same time.
It's just fun being in our new electronic world, eh?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012, 4:18:35 PM PST
Beats installing an OS update from 20 floppies... or tape.
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