Amazon's product pages are now showing a software update for the Kindle Fire HD 7", 8.9" and Kindle Fire 2nd generation models -- the update avoids glitches with website Flash that had been experienced by a few customers who had received (over the air only) the earlier planned update version [x].4.5
The workaround with Dolphin web browser that many have used for its support of an older, working Flash Player by Adobe (who doesn't support newer Flash Players for mobile devices with Android OS 4.x) was suddenly not working.
A few blog entries here noted this problem with the planned update (version [x].4.5) which was sent to a few. Forum regulars and this blog gave a couple of workarounds for that until Amazon's Kindle team could resolve the problems with a newer update, which forum posts by customers reported Kindle Team WAS developing.
That software update is now here and customers say that Flash pages they've used with Dolphin are again working and, as I said earlier, there was general rejoicing. Now we can download it manually if we want this new update sooner.
Remember that recently Amazon's Android Appstore apps were being made available to customer Kindles outside the U.S., in almost 170 countries now activated for access to that app store.
ALSO fixed, according to customers at the Amazon forum, are some oddities the "Time [left] to Read" estimates at lower left hand corner of books.
Am also adding, as usual, UK software pages:
Amazon's new, free software update for Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are now available at the usual software update help pages:
If you need assistance with any of these updates, you can find help at the Kindle Help Forums. '
IF Choosing to Manually Download This Version
(instead of waiting for it to arrive via WiFi)
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 (some use the excellent WiFi File Explorer PRO app rather than the USB cable hookup).
Again -- before you begin, confirm your current software version:
KF: Tap the top of the device -- KFHD: Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Then tap More.
Tap Device, and then tap About.
The instructions for manually downloading -- if needed -- the update via USB are at the software update pages mentioned above. Most will find it more convenient to have the update arrive via the automated download.
NOTE that when it does arrive, your Kindle Fire will reboot and sometimes it does that twice, so don't be alarmed when it happens while it's idle and you're nearby.