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Amazon Updates Kindle Fire to Version 6.3, Introduces Sharing and Book Extras

by Brandon Russell | March 28, 2012March 28, 2012 7:00 pm PDT

Kindle FireAmazon has released an update for its Kindle Fire that introduces a nice helping of welcome features. Version 6.3 brings a new sharing toolbar that allows users to share passages and notes from their books directly to other users, Book Extras — similar to extra the features on a DVD that offers extra content — and a reading view for Amazon Silk. In addition, Amazon has tweaked its movie rental policy and now initiates the rental-period countdown clock when a customer starts watching a movie, instead of when the movie begins downloading. Beyond that, the update addresses general performance issues, including a Wi-Fi re-connect problem that occurred when a user woke her or her Kindle Fire. Several users have already noticed that applying the patch will break a rooted Kindle Fire, though users in the xda-developers forums have already come up with a root solution for the update.

[via Amazon, The Verge]

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Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...