Amazon Rolls Out Update for Kindle Keyboard, Fixes Web Browser Issues

kindle-keyboard-1[1]Amazon may have killed off the Kindle Keyboard in mid-2013 but that doesn't mean it has been entirely forgotten. A reader has tipped me to a new firmware update for this 4-year-old device which fixes a few user complaints.

Amazon hasn't released a changelog for the update, but my source told me that the v3.4.1 update fixes the web browser issues which users first identified in October 2014.

KK owners reported, both here in the comment section and elsewhere online, that they were no longer able to access  Facebook and Twitter. As a result of a shift in security protocols, many sites became inaccessible, and I am told that today's update fixes that issue. I can't test it myself, but I can see that it is a small update which is 80KB in size. You can download the update from Amazon.

Originally launched in 2010, the KK is the last Kindle model to both sport a keyboard and support TTS. These features have made it very popular among certain users, just not popular enough to inspire Amazon to release a new model.

Thanks, John!

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Amazon Rolls Out Update for Kindle Keyboard, Fixes Web Browser Issues

  1. Maybe I’m reading what you wrote wrong but the Kindle Touch has TTS (though no keyboard).

  2. When will they release the voyage globally?

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