Amazon has released a new update for Kindle Fire HD 7” owners earlier today. The update brings a camera app, Swype keyboard and Kindle FreeTime unlimited to this tablet.
The update is being rolled-out over-the-air and would be installed automatically on your Kindle Fire HD 7” tablet, but you don’t want to wait for the automatic delivery; you can also manually install it.
The manual installation is pretty easy. Here are the complete instructions, courtesy Amazon.
- Download your software: Click the following link to download the software update file directly to your computer:
Download Software Update 7.2.2
- 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 7.2.2.
- Camera app. You can now use the front-facing web camera to take pictures of yourself
- Kindle FreeTime Unlimited