Kindle Fire software update released

Josh Miller
Josh Miller

(CBS) - Amazon rolled out a software update for the Kindle Fire late last night.

A New York Times article earlier this month blasted the tablet for having no external volume, an on/off switch that was too easy to hit by accident, long web page load times and no privacy.

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Kindle software version 6.2.1 can't address hardware issues, but it does add features that will make like a little easier for Kindle Fire users.

"This 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," Amazon said in the announcement for the update.

Downloading the fix is free and over-the-air, but if you want to do it the old fashioned way, Amazon provides instructions.

Full details on the update are available at