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Kindle Touch software update now available, arrives as version 5.1.0 with Wi-Fi enhancements, landscape support and more

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Amazon has announced the latest software update for the Kindle Touch reader. The update arrives as version 5.1.0 and judging from the changelog, this is one that many Kindle Touch owners are going to want to grab. The update contains everything from additional language support to support for landscape mode to Wi-Fi enhancements. The complete changelog reads as follows;

  • Language Support: Customize your Kindle Touch with the language you prefer: English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Landscape Mode: Switch between portrait and landscape orientation in books and PDFs to read maps, graphs, and tables more easily.
  • Instant Translations: Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.
  • Kindle Format 8: Formatting and layout improvements make Kindle books look even better.
  • Wi-Fi Enhancements: Connect your Kindle Touch to Wi-Fi with WPS and select WPA2 Enterprise networks.
  • Read-to-Me With Text-to-Speech: Have your Kindle Touch read English-language content out loud to you, now including summaries of newspaper and magazine articles when available from the publisher.
  • More Sharing Options: Tell others what you’re reading on Facebook or Twitter from anywhere within a book — just tap to share a link along with your comments.
  • Onscreen Keyboard Suggestions: Search and shop faster with automatic word suggestions as you type.

Otherwise, the update will be rolling out over the “coming weeks” which means your specific device may not yet have an update available. Those looking to check can (from your Kindle Touch) navigate to Menu -> Settings -> Menu -> Update Your Kindle. And for those who feel they need to have the update NOW — you can always do the manual download and installation process. For that, hit the Amazon link below for the download and directions.

Via [Amazon] and [the eBook Reader]

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