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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Page Flip for Kindles
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:46:57 pm »
hmm I don't see page flip working on my voyage and I am on 5.8.1 as well. Got no OTA update today that I know of. I do have a book that is supposedly page flip capable but no icon at the bottom like what is showing in the link of the op.
If I got an OTA update it didn't change the number still 5.8.1. I did do a restart, just because, but didn't manual update.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Page Flip for Kindles
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:35:36 pm »
Its alright, I saw the link on amazon that showed it but didn't know there was a manual download for it. I had to manually download the last update to my voyage for the dots. I don't know why they don't just put a check for updates option in the menu so you can manually check for updates and then download them directly to the device.

That is what I am saying. I did the dots download a couple weeks ago, but no update today. Page flip just started working but I am still on 5.8.1 update of a couple weeks ago. I just checked again.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle updates
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:08:28 pm »

New update to 5.8.1 for the PW, Voyage, Oasis and new basic kindle.

Dots are back

Bumped link for tiggerriffic

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle updates
« on: June 28, 2016, 03:07:56 pm »
My Voyage is 5.7.4     did i miss one?
There is a 5.8.1 that I updated manually. It brought the dots back on list view home screen plus a couple other things. The discussion about it and link to amazon to get it are a little below on this thread. Sorry but I don't know how to do the link.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle updates
« on: June 28, 2016, 02:35:33 pm »
My voyage didn't update, and I am still on 5.8.1 that I did manually a couple weeks ago.  I went to read a book that I started this morning and the page flip option came up on bottom of the screen when I touched the top of my screen.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: THE DOTS ARE BACK - 5.8.1
« on: June 16, 2016, 11:46:45 am »
??? You mean, maybe, that there ARE marks by ones that are downloaded/on the device and NO MARKS by the ones that are not -- when you are showing All.

Yes, that is what I mean, thanks for clarifying.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: THE DOTS ARE BACK - 5.8.1
« on: June 16, 2016, 07:30:40 am »
I updated my voyage, i sent my oasis back for refund. My viyage has dots, and the check marks people are talking about. I like the check marks. When i look at the all books in my library there are checkmarks by the books slready on my device. No marks by ones downloaded. I find that handy. There are checkmarks by the books under downloaded, seems redundant but doesnt really bother me.

Fire Talk / Re: Fire OS 5.1.4
« on: June 07, 2016, 11:15:03 am »
That's what I thought, but I did not want to get into an argument.  Mine would not download books to the sd card until this week.  I had seen comments on that last year when I first got my Fire.

Yes, there is a thread about this one page behind this one that talks about complaints around release of this fore that SD card wouldnt hold books(at that time).

Fire Talk / Re: Fire OS 5.1.4
« on: June 07, 2016, 05:53:16 am »
I could notdownload books onto sd card u til this update. And the update letter said it is a new feature yo this update.

I just had the most bizarre thing happen. This thing is going back! I was reading a book about Macbeth and the dictionary switched to Japanese. While trying to fix that I got a letter on home screen that says "Dear developer, your kindle is no longer a test kindle and is unable to test items previously signed by authorized developers.

If you want your kindle to be a test kindle again please contact the developer.
Thank you,
Your Kindle team. "

I have never had it set to be test kindle. Was supposed to be new kindle, I called Amazon kindle tech support and they knew of those kinds of letters but were clueless on why I got the letter on my kindle or why my kindle decided Japanese would be best language for my dictionary. I only go to kindle store, nothing else on 3G or wifi, not even the goodreads.
I am reading a book about Macbeth, no Japanese language involved. I think it has a ghost   ???

I think the oasis is worth the $. I just don't feel like messing around until August with the one I have with the issues, between paint (or whatever the black is  coming off edges) and leaving small grey areas, and the pop up message about battery, plus the 4-5 second delay when I open case (which I do not understand because it has same software as my voyage and it doesn't have a delay).

When they are back in stock I will probably buy another. But for now just returning defective one and reading on voyage since I am 1 day before end of return window.

I would send it back.  It is to expensive to have all of those problems.  You probably know this but, you can ask for a replacement, refund or gift card.

I called them today and started the refund process. I'll mail it to them later today. I already printed label. I have a voyage as well as the oasis and am just going to keep reading the voyage. I don't see any difference in screens, and I have to charge the oasiss about 2x week, instead of 3 with voyage so not that big a difference in battery, for me, to make it worth it. And they said wouldn't have 3G Merlot to replace it with until August. Just overall too much trouble for me between having to keep calling and checking, living with quirks until August and then being outside return window if that one doesn't work out.

I agree. It happens a lot on mine. I admit that I've been loading books on it and switching between books. I like mine on page number and some books do not have that option, so I'm thinking that may be one of the issues. I'm going to watch it for the next couple of days so that I can report exactly what is causing the issue.

It happens a lot on mine too. Also I am getting the error message frequently, about the battery case not being connected. I am actually thinking about sending the oasis back and getting a backup second voyage. This reader seems to have a lot of issues for me. Also the black coloring along the edge of both the kindle and cover seems to be coming off in small random areas.

Edited to add: I received mine on release day, so must be within rules.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: 3G or Wifi
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:53:51 am »
I always get 3G. It is worth it to me because I read away from home a lot, and when our electricity goes offset home (live in Oklahoma, it happens, sometimes for days)  my wifi doesn't work. I also like to use the translation and it doesn't work if no wifi or 3G. I just find it really handy and I find myself, daily, reading somewhere without wifi but using the 3G.

I think that is one of the great things about kindle. The reader can decide what works best for them.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: 3G or Wifi
« on: May 20, 2016, 07:42:01 am »
I've been a R. N. For over 30 years and they say it block equipment, but truthfully the cell phone would have to be almost inside the equipment to be a problem. If it really did cause problems how would they justify all the staff and doctors cell phone. Every one who works there is walking around with one.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Oasis Screen Unresponsive?
« on: May 07, 2016, 05:37:45 pm »
Alas, it is still being unresponsive. I kept it charged overnight, and have restarted it. It looks like I'm headed to BB today when they open.

I went ahead and placed an order with Amazon last night in case things didn't turn out. Betsy has generously offered to lend me her Kindle. I'm trying to see if my brother will mail me his old K Touch.

Thank you all for your support during this unfortunate time. It's nice to be able to rant about these things.

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Did you do a hard restart? By this I mean hold the power button in until screen starts flashing, even after get the box do you want to restart. Hold it in until the screen flashes worked for me a couple days ago and haven't had issues since.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis Screen savers
« on: May 07, 2016, 08:10:32 am »
I haven't seen any new ones ,yet, since the voyage received it's last update. But I'll check.

I love the size and tge screen is great but I am surprised how annoying I find the case not working as a stand like my voyage case or the one for my fire. I read on my lunch break and hate putting it flat on table.  I've looked on amazon and can't find a small stand I can just put in my purse.

The lighting on my is perfect.

My hubby has mine at his work!!

:)My 3G Merlot w/ SO is supposed to arrive today!

Mine too! Is out for delivery.

I just got notice from amazon my 3G oasis, merlot, w/o offers shipped via UPS. It said will be here tomorrow. Not sure about that since release is Wednesday, but it has shipped!  ;D

My 3G Oasis is supposed to be shipped today for May 4th delivery. I am stalking the orders page, but not even a "shipping soon" notice, let alone "Shipped "!
I haven't received a shipped notice but my credit card got charged for my 3G merlot without offers this morning!

I ordered a merlot 3g w/o offers. It is listed on my account page as "to arrive May 4th." I keep checking to see if credit card pinged or if have serial number on manage device page. But nothing yet.

Amazon. "Gripzila" At the time, five bucks. It was a Kickstarter project... Just looked and they're 10. Ouch... Could probably find them on Ebay for a few bucks.

I usually read my kindle with the case with a built in stand but not available for kindle. I looked for this one on amazon has anyone used one small enough to fit into a medium purse that is sold on amazon? I've looked but am apparently using the wrong search words.

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