Amazon updates first-generation Kindle Paperwhite

The software update brings lots of new features to the original Paperwhite, including Goodreads integration, FreeTime, and Page Flip.

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Amazon released a software update Tuesday for the first-generation Kindle Paperwhite.

The the e-reader now supports many of the popular features of Amazon's second-gen Paperwhite, including Goodreads integration, FreeTime parental controls, and Page Flip. The update also brings a Smart Lookup feature and Cloud Collections, which lets users organize content in to custom categories.

The Paperwhite update is available as a free automatic download, but Amazon also has a link on its site for those who want to manually download the upgrade.

(Via Pocket-lint)

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