Amazon has started rolling out what appears to be a minor software update for Kindle ebook readers.
The update covers all new Kindles and older Kindles dating back to the 2nd generation Kindle Paperwhite.
Amazon often releases updated software with new features when they release a new model, and the new Kindle Oasis is getting released in 2 weeks, but so far this update doesn’t seem to add anything yet.
The new firmware version is 5.12.1.
Aside from the usual “performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements,” there’s only one noted change with the new update.
The description says: “In the coming weeks, you will be able to read items that you own with a single click from the ‘Before You Go’ dialog.”
That seems hardly worth mentioning, but you can download and install the 5.12.1 update from Amazon’s Kindle Software updates section if you want it now, or you can just wait for the update to automatically download and install when charging your Kindle.
Here’s what’s new:
- Read Now: In the coming weeks, you will be able to read items that you own with a single click from the ‘Before You Go’ dialog.
- Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.