Amazon Kindle Fire’s Upcoming Software Update
Amazon’s Kindle Fire is one of the most sought after tablets today (if not the most sought after tablet with Apple’s iPad 2 in fierce competition) with a tempting $199 price tag. The device was the best-seller among Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers at Amazon.com as well as Best Buy and Target stores.
As the excitement over the Kindle Fire begins to diminish, Amazon is now moving to address some of the criticism surrounding its tablet. This will be done through a software update. The company said the update should improve overall performance and multitouch navigation, while also adding a feature that will allow users to delete their browsing history. This would be a good news to users who value their privacy.
According to Amazon spokesperson Drew Herdener, the update will be made available to users over the air in less than two weeks. It’s unclear, however, if other common complaints, such as occasional lockups that require a hard reset as well as insufficient volume for movies and Wi-Fi issues will be addressed as well.
Not all issues can be fixed by software, though. The Kindle Fire has been criticized for its lack of physical volume buttons and an awkwardly placed power button that makes easy to turn the device off inadvertently.