New Version of Amazon Kindle Software Now Available

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Amazon Kindle FireAmazon released an update for its Kindle Fire last night in an attempt to address many of the complaints the retailer has received about its tablet.

Version 6.2.1 of the Kindle Fire software was released Tuesday night as an automatic over-the-air update, but for those who just can’t wait to get the latest version of the OS, you can download it straight from Amazon here and transfer it to your Kindle Fire via USB cable (if you have one). According to Amazon, the update “enhances fluidity and performance, improves touch navigation and responsiveness, gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel, and adds the ability to add a password lock on Wi-Fi access.”

The software update does not come as much of a surprise given many of the common complaints found in reviews for the Kindle Fire, which resulted in Amazon recently assuring users that an update would be coming for the software within two weeks. But the company isn’t completely out of the woods yet, as certain issues that consumers have with the tablet, including an overly sensitive on/off switch and the lack of external volume controls, obviously cannot be addressed by changes to the software.

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