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Kindle Fire Receiving Over-the-Air Update to Address Issues

by Sean P. Aune | December 21, 2011December 21, 2011 8:03 am PDT

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire users have had some complaints about the new budget tablet such as not being edit the items on the carousel to the touchscreen not being as responsive as they’d like.  Well, Amazon has listened, and just in time for Christmas an over-the-air update is on its way to address these issues and more.

Version 6.2.1 of the Kindle Fire software is rolling out now, but if you just can’t wait for it, Amazon has instructions on how you can download it manually and get it on your device that much sooner.  Considering its six steps and requires hooking your tablet up to a computer via USB, I think you can be patient for a day or two and just let it happen naturally.

Reports are coming in from those that have already received the update that you can indeed edit the carousel now, the Wi-Fi seems a bit stronger and now supports passwords, the screen is definitely more responsive and the overall performance just seems improved.

So, be prepared Christmas morning for a ton of updating to be happening as folks unwrap those new Kindle Fires that Santa left under the tree.

Have you received the update yet?  Did it correct the problems that were bugging you?

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...