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Searching or Purchasing Ebooks on Old Kindles Gets Harder in August

Accessing the shop straight on older Kindle designs will no longer be possible.

Amazon is sending an e-mail to owners of some older Kindle designs notifying them that direct access to the Kindle Shop is set to vanish in August.

As Excellent Ereader reports(Opens in a brand-new window), anybody who still utilizes a Kindle (second Gen) International, Kindle DX International, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (fourth Gen), or Kindle (fifth Gen) will lose access to the Kindle Shop on their gadget from August. It suggests you will not have the ability to search, purchase, or obtain ebooks straight on these Kindles any longer.

The bright side is, ebooks will continue to be available on these Kindle designs, and you can still purchase and move ebooks to them, however the getting will require to be performed through the Amazon site on another gadget.

No clear factor has actually been upcoming regarding why this limitation is being presented, however Excellent Ereader believes it’s due to the fact that these older designs just support Transportation Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1, without any method to upgrade them to more current variations.

If this all sounds a bit familiar, it’s most likely due to the fact that late in 2015 old Kindles began losing web gain access to. That wasn’t in fact Amazon’s fault, due to the fact that the absence of gain access to was because of old designs depending on gain access to through 3G, and telecomms business have actually been closing down their 3G networks just recently.

If you own among these old Kindles and get the e-mail describing the modification, make certain to read everything the method through. Obviously Amazon is running a comparable promo to the one provided when 3G gain access to vanished. The e-mail needs to consist of an advertising code offering 30% off a brand-new Kindle in addition to $40 of credit towards brand-new ebooks. It suggests you can update to the most recent design of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, or Kindle Sanctuary without needing to pay complete cost.

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