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12/14/11 09:13 PM
online retailer Amazon announced today its plans to update the software for its
$199 Kindle Fire tablet computer within
the next two weeks. The latest version of the software is said to bring new
features, as well as address several performance issues.
to the New York Times, consumers have raised issues with several aspects of
Amazon's Kindle Fire, ranging from
sluggish performance to difficulty with
Wi-If connections to insufficient volume levels for streamed media.
is expected that the new firmware will also bring several new features, including multi-touch controls on the
tablet's touchscreen, as well as the ability to clear Web browsing histories—a
privacy concern raised by lawmakerss and consumer advocates.
Amazon spokesman told the Times that the Kindle Fire software update will be
available in "less than two weeks."
the concerns over performance and possible privacy issues, sales of Kindle
Fire—and other tablet computers and e-book readers—have been a bright spot this
Amazon has been mum on exact sales figures, analysts say the online retailer is
on track to sell nearly 4 million Kindle Fire units by year end, and give Amazon
nearly 14 percent of the global market share for tablet computers. That would
place Amazon in second place, behind market leader Apple with its iPad 2 tablet, but nearly triple the
estimated 4.5 percent of third-place Samsung, which makes the Galaxy Tab.
& Noble, which also offers a Nook
Tablet computer, also announced today
it will be updating its Nook Color
e-book reader to offer streaming media
content and other tablet-like features.
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Premium, A1, tight-wad
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I don't getmost of the
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I haven't had any problem reading books on my kindle fire yet. However, I haven't tried to do it in sunlight.
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