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With just a few days to spare before Christmas, has released a previously promised Kindle Fire software update (Version No. 6.2.1). The improvements should address some of the complaints from early Kindle Fire users, and reduce the headache for people receiving the Amazon tablet as a gift for the holidays.

According to Amazon’s release notes, the update “enhances fluidity and performance, improves touch navigation responsiveness, gives you the option to choose which items display on the carousel, and adds the ability to add a password lock on Wi-Fi access.”

The free update began rolling out on Tuesday night. See this Amazon page for instructions on getting the update over the air or via computer.

Despite the early problems, Amazon has sold millions of Kindle Fires already, due in large part to its $199 price tag. The company says it’s the top-selling product across its entire site.
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