Kindle Fire Update Version 6.2.1 Detailed Further; Available Now

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    We have some more details on the new Kindle Fire update that is available. A few of these were what we already knew about the update, but their is more added to the list of fixes and improvements:
    • Enhances fluidity and performance
    • Improves touch navigation responsiveness
    • Gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel
    • Adds the ability to add a password lock on Wi-Fi access.
    It looks as if Amazon is listening to their customers. These fixes don't address all the complaints about the new tab, but they go pretty far to deal with the biggest issues. If you want to get the update, there are a couple of ways. First, you will want to check to see which version you currently have, in case you already received it. You can do that by tapping Quick Settings > More > Device. If it is 6.0, 6.1, or 6.2, then you should get the update. Here's a quote from Amazon's website with instructions for an automatic update or a manual one:

    Source: Kindle-FireForum via Amazon Kindle Fire Support
     
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    I mean no offense (sorry, I feel a rant coming on!) but WOW these updates all but confirm the let-them-be-beta-testers model of device design. It just comes as a disappointment and a shock that Amazon would pull the same stunt. I'm no reverse engineer, but things like "fluidity" and "responsiveness" basically translate to: "Let's ship it out there, wait for early-adopter feedback, and then revise the product as needed. We sound responsive and attuned to our clientele, plus we get millions of free product-testers!"

    I have no problem with the model. Zero. Nada. None. My one and only issue is that if manufacturers are in fact building this into the design process, they should offer a 10%-20% discount for the first 3 months (or whatever) after a product is released, with the proviso that the product is still in beta and will continue to be improved and refined. Otherwise, to put it on the shelves is to say "it's ready" when it's not.

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    I agree wholeheartedly on your rant brutha! I am getting tired of being an unpaid "beta-tester" on products just because I happen to be an early adopter. I wonder what it is going to take, to get these companies to hold off just a little while longer, and finish "baking the darn cake" before they pull it out of the oven!
     
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    some of these items came from suggestions from Customers , Me being one of them. I ask for the ability to show or not show what comes on the carousel, as it will show everything in your cloud.. On my previous kindle you could " hide".. by just putting it back in the cloud, but the fire shows all your cloud content also. The kindle keyboard also did not show Cover photos.. so you could have a book that that may be on your device and not cause a stir.. but if someone picks up your fire.. and sees cover pictures, the book may not be an " Adult book" but have a hot cover,lol. I had no real problems with my Fire either, but I love that they make improvements as people ask.
     
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