If you own a Kindle Touch you have a new Amazon Kindle Touch Update 5.1.0 available and can be manually downloaded. The download will be delivered over Wi-Fi in a couple weeks. If you do not want to wait for the download you can get it now from Amazon.
If you download from Amazon it can take awhile even up to 15 minutes, and when it’s downloading you may not see anything on the screen while it’s downloading. Just so you know.
Amazon Kindle Touch Update 5.1.0 New features include:
- 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.
One thing I like about the update is that the onscreen keyboard has a automatic word suggestions as you are typing. This really makes things a lot faster.
Amazon Kindle Touch Update 5.1.0 has a lot of features, more than most updates. I think these new features will change a lot of mines on getting a Kindle Touch if you did not have one before. You can get one here with all the new features.