It looks like the latest firmware update for the Kindle has officially rolled out. The update will bring your Kindle up to version 2.5 and according to the change log, you can expect;
- Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.
- PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
- Password Protection: Password protect your Kindle when you’re not using it.
- More Font Sizes & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
- Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share meaningful book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
- Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you’re reading.
As for getting the update, you have two options — get it wireless over your Kindle or update manually. Personally the wireless option seems much easier to me, after all that is as simple as sitting back and waiting for the notification. Of course, I can understand the need to have. Either way, hit the ‘read’ link below for upgrade instructions.
And for those still rocking a first generation Kindle, sorry, this update is not going to work for you. In fact, as of now the most up to date version for 1st gen Kindle owners is 1.2.