Amazon.com, the Seattle-based largest online retailer, has confirmed on Monday that it will roll out an over-the-air software update to its bestselling but criticism-plagued Kindle Fire tablet. A company spokeswoman, Drew Herdener, said to The New York Times that the update would be available in less than two weeks.
The software is reported to resolve some user complaints while improving performance like Internet browsing, increasing privacy, make touch navigation easier and let users choose what items are displayed.
“As with all of our products, we continue to make them better for customers with regular software updates,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. “In fact, in less than two weeks, we’re rolling out an over-the-air update to Kindle Fire that will improve performance, touch navigation, and give customers the option to choose what items display on the carousel.”
Fire tablet, Amazon’s highly promoted tablet, is less than a glowing success as many are thinking that it is not an actual tablet computer and is best at showing Amazon’s content. According to the Times, complaints included: no external volume control; an overly sensitive off switch; long load times on Web pages; and the lack of a privacy setting.