In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the software update
adds the following features to your Kindle Fire:
Language Support for Canadian English and Canadian French
You can now change your device language to Canadian English and
Enable Battery Percentage in the Status Bar
You can now see the total amount of battery life remaining at the
top of the screen when you enable this feature in the Device menu.
We have a new, free software update available for Kindle Fire HD 7”. The
software update will be delivered wirelessly and includes several new features
and performance enhancements:
Support for X-Ray for Textbooks
Explore the “bones” of your textbook, and access all the most
important terms and concepts, with glossary definitions and links to
relevant textbook pages.
Simplified Chinese Support
In addition to the other languages offered, you can now change your
device language to Simplified Chinese.
Track your reading progress with Time To Read
Kindle Fire HD 7” calculates your reading speed to let you know when
you’ll finish a chapter or book.
Support for Kindle Editions with Audio/Video
You can now read books that contain audio and/or video clips.
Print Replica Textbook Enhancements
Scroll through thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to preview
pages and jump quickly between chapters, and mark important notes and
highlights in your Notebook for easy reference.
This update automatically downloads and installs for most Kindle Fire
customers; however, you can initiate the software update from your Kindle or
manually download the software update via USB.
To manually download a Kindle software update and transfer it to your
Kindle via USB:
Download your software: Click the following link to download the
software update file directly to your computer.
Transfer software to your Kindle Fire: Turn on your Kindle Fire and
unlock the screen. Then connect it to your computer using a USB cable. On
your Kindle Fire drive (the drive is typically displayed as a "device"
icon), open the Internal storage folder. Drag and drop the new update file
from your computer to the kindleupdates folder on your Kindle drive. Do not
drop the file into any other folder on the Kindle drive.
Monitor file transfer and disconnect: Check your file transfer progress
to ensure file transfer to your Kindle is complete before disconnecting.
After the file has transferred successfully, disconnect the USB cable from
your Kindle and your computer.
Start the software update: On the Home screen, swipe down from the top
and select More. Tap Device, and then tap About. Then tap Update Your
Kindle. Your Kindle will restart during the update. After the restart, you
will see Your Kindle is Updating.
Once the update is complete and your Kindle has restarted: If your
software update was successful, your System Version should now read 7.3.0.
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