Update just came in this morning when I fired up my Kindle (8.9")...
As with the last update, I didn't have any advanced warning that the update was coming. Fortunately I had a full charge and didn't need to use my Kindle immediately, but I am wondering when Amazon will build a feature that will allow users to "opt out" of software updates.
My recommendation, for what it's worth, is for Amazon to post a notification to the website, or an e-mail with the following information:
a) Date/time of the next update...at least one week out
b) Size of the update
c) Planned enhancements or improvements.
Amazon has at least one e-mail address for all of us, so they could very easily send this to us without too much effort.
And, I'm pretty sure these updates are in the works for a bit before they actually send them out (at least I would HOPE that they are doing testing)
Fortunately all of my updates have been flawless, but the fact that I never know when I will get them gives me pause...
- Are there control measures in place to prevent an update if a user's battery power is below a certain level?
- And what would happen to a kindle if the battery died mid-update?
- Or what if someone wasn't aware that they were receiving an update and then left their home/office and were no longer within range of wi-fi?
So, c'mon Amazon, let's give everyone a heads up before the next software update!
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