Monday, December 12, 2011

Kindle Fire software update coming in less than two weeks, performance and UI improvements promised

In the wake of user complaints about web browsing speeds and other performance issues, Amazon has told the New York Times that it will be releasing a software update for the Kindle Fire "in less than two weeks." That timeframe would put this new software update about a month after the 6.2 update released at the end of November.

The improvements will include performance updates and (finally) the ability to edit the list of recently used items on the home-screen carousel. A tipster has also informed us that this OTA software update should include performance updates related to Silk browser, whose performance when used via Amazon's cloud servers has not quite lived up to Amazon's original claims.

The New York Times also repeats speculation that there will be another version of the Kindle Fire in the Spring. During the Kindle Fire's launch, when asked about the possibility of a larger Kindle Fire in the future, Amazon coyly told Engadget only "stay tuned." We'd happily take another size option for the Fire, but in the meanwhile we'll settle for that software update.

Via | The Verge

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