Amazon’s Kindle Fire is flying off the shelves, with some estimating Amazon will have shipped nearly 5 million units by the end of the year. With a souped up 10-inch model reportedly in the works, it is clear Amazon recognizes the importance of the exponentially growing tablet market, and has been the only tablet that has put a dent in the iPad2′s market dominance, thanks primarily to the $199 price tag.
If you read through the reviews of the Kindle Fire, you’ll likely have noticed the one major drawback to the Fire. Even though the device has a dual-core processor that rivals those found in far-pricier tablets, the Kindle UI Android 2.3 overlay slows down performance on the device, with several users reporting much more lag than one would expect from a current generation tablet.
Amazon recognizes the problem, and has promised an over-the-air update within the next two weeks to fix this and other bugs users have been reporting. The update will provide:
- Performance improvements
- Improvements in multi-touch navigation
- Allows the user to edit the list of items that show what users have recently been doing (so you can hide your navigation history from prying eyes)
Kindle Fire owners should be seeing this update hit their devices over the next few weeks, just in time for the holidays. Be sure to let us know once you get the update, and whether it fixes some of the bugs you’ve seen so far.