Amazon is following up the required Kindle firmware update announced earlier this week with another update, this time for the Kindle app for Windows.
A reader has told me, and I can sort of confirm, that Amazon is requiring Kindle4PC app to be updated by 1 April. Amazon hasn't said what is included in the update, just that it "addresses bug fixes and includes general improvements and performance enhancements". But we do know that they want you to install Kindle4PC version 1.14.1 by the end of next month.
Update: This story has been confirmed by a second source.
One thing I can tell you is that the app has a slightly different interface from before:
Alas, I can't show you a before photo; Amazon updated the app without asking my permission or informing me. All I did was download the installer; Amazon ran it without asking (this is not supposed to happen under my Windows 7 security settings).
To be clear, I did not see the message and can't say whether this update is required
, but the fact that Amazon ran the update without my permission suggests that my source was correct.
Edit: No, I made a mistake. There's a checkbox in the options menu for the app to install updates as soon as they are available.
You can download the new version of Kindle4PC from Amazon.com.
If you have any details about the update, or the changes it makes to the app, please do leave a comment. We're all curious about Amazon's sudden interest.
Thanks, Fbone, for the tip!