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NEWS: Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation Software Update Version 5.4.4


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Initial post: Mar 6, 2014, 9:24:42 AM PST
We have a new, free software update available for Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation that can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/kindlesoftwareupdates/paperwhite

This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

The software update includes general improvements and the following new features:

* Kindle FreeTime: FreeTime lets you create personalized profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids can keep track of their personal reading progress and earn achievement badges. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201455720

* Goodreads on Kindle: Connect with the world's largest community for readers from your Kindle Paperwhite. See what your friends are reading, share notes, and rate the books you read. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201455970

* Cloud Collections: Use Cloud Collections to organize your content in custom categories. See your collections in a Collections view, and customize where your collections show on your device. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201455650

* Page Flip: While reading, you can skim the book page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201241970

* Enhanced Bookmarks, Highlights & Notes: Access and manage all of your bookmarks, highlights, and notes more quickly and easily. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201241990

* Smart Lookup: When you look up a word or character, Smart Lookup provides you with dictionary, X-Ray, and Wikipedia information. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200954440

* Vocabulary Builder: Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder. View the definition and usage of the words, and quiz yourself with flashcards. To learn more, go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200954440

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 9:37:18 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
is this going to eliminate the ability to change dictionaries on the fly?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:12:07 AM PST
Trouble says:
Will the update be able to find where I left my paperwhite?

Posted on Mar 6, 2014, 10:16:36 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
OK, question answered it still works

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:20:01 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
no

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:23:50 AM PST
Trouble says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:26:03 AM PST
What kind of help did you want? You asked if the update would be able to find where you left your PaperWhite. It won't. What more are you looking for?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:28:16 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
honesty and trying not to get your hopes up - the paperwhite can't beep or otherwise let you know where it is as it has no audio/speakers, so how's the update going to help you find it?

some of the functionality is good - I don't see the Goodreads icon, so I'm going to presume that may be US only

Posted on Mar 6, 2014, 10:29:46 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
After it imports all your collections from other Kindles on the account, can you delete collections from the Paperwhite without it deleting the collection from the other Kindles?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:31:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2014, 10:32:21 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
it didn't import any collections from my other kindles (YAY!!!!) not even in the Cloud

here's my notes so far:

there's another new thing I've never seen before - when I hold the button in for 30 seconds, it doesn't restart, but I'm given 3 choices and I had to pick one (Shut Down, Cancel or Restart) I'm wondering if the new PW2 has the same choices and we're going to have change what we tell people to do on the paperwhites. I also had to reboot since it came up with a 2G and not a 3G connection. My collections have stars. I immediately killed the Kindle FreeTime.

It did not bring in the Collections from other Devices. I have now added 11 more dictionaries and user guides and am up to 73. I had to go download the user guide via manage Your Kindle - it didn't automatically download

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:33:47 AM PST
♥ Ann says:
The PW2 also gives the Shut Down, Cancel, Restart options, but if you just ignore those and continue holding the button for 30 seconds, it will reboot.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:36:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2014, 10:37:28 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
ok, my PW1 did not it stayed in a semi greyed out state and i could still see the box with the choices - does yours do it after the latest update (just curious)

ETA: of course it was acting hinky before that with the 2G instead of 3G thing

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:39:09 AM PST
♥ Ann says:
Hmm, that's odd. I neglected to bring my Kindle with me today, but I'll check it out when I get home.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 10:39:52 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
and I'll try it again after I've charged it

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:07:07 AM PST
Trouble says:
Actually one of my grandchildren took it deer hunting. I can locate the county.

If you go to Goodreads, you end up knowing about hundreds of books you didn't know about. That can lead to trouble.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:10:08 AM PST
Trouble says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:10:20 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
well, I've been told is for US residents only, so that saves me

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:11:12 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Do you realize M. Francis is customer and not an Amazon employee?

Did you seriously think this software update would help you find your lost Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:13:23 AM PST
I'm so sorry you don't like my response. All CBR and I did was answer the question you asked. It's not our fault your grandchild lost your device. The fact is that there is no way to locate it, with or without this update.

As for talking to customers, you are not my customer. I don't work for Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:15:38 AM PST
Trouble says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:16:21 AM PST
Telling you that an update will not do what you want it to is not rude.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:16:59 AM PST
Trouble says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014, 11:18:02 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
nope, France

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