It looks like Amazon has offered up the latest software update for the current edition Kindle. Specifically speaking, the low-priced $79 Kindle. This update is arriving as software version 4.1.0 and it is available as we speak. Those with a Kindle in hand will be able to download the update manually or sit back and wait for an update notification to arrive.
If you are choosing the manual update route, you will need to download software version 4.1.0 from the Amazon website and then transfer it over using USB. Otherwise, those with some patience, the easier route is to wait for the notification and then follow the prompts. And for those curious about what version you are currently running, grab your Kindle and navigate to Home -> Menu -> Settings and look to the bottom of the screen.
With all that being said, here is what you can except to see once software update 4.1.0 has been installed;
Improved reading font that is higher contrast and crisper so that you can enjoy a paper-like reading experience.
Parental Controls that allow you to restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, Archived Items, and the Kindle Store.
Support for books with complex layouts and formats with Kindle Format 8.
Support for children’s books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View (which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel). Books that support these features will be available in the Kindle store over the next few weeks.
Dictionaries grouped into a collection in Home and Archived Items called “Dictionaries” for better organization.
Improved table and image viewing (panning and zooming) on supported titles.