In the earlier days, hardware rarely received firmware updates that improve its performance or fixes some bugs, but as time progressed, software and firmware updates have become so commonplace, nay, often mandatory, to prolong the lifespan of a particular device and make it all the more appealing to the masses. Amazon’s hot selling Kindle Fire is now on the receiving end of the 6.2.1 udpate, and depending on which side of the fence you are sitting on, it really is a mixed bag. While the Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update will remove root privileges, it might just cause issues for those who have already rooted their tablets. As for the others who have not done anything to their Kindle Fire and keep the stock Amazon software, this update will see an improvement in performance.

Some of the features of this update include removal of books, apps and other content from the carousel of recently used items on the home screen, while the scrolling process is made all the smoother. You can also now issue a password to turn on the Wi-Fi connection – handy for those who have tech-savvy kids and use this to surf the Internet when parents are not around. This update will be released automatically to Kindle Fire owners, and can be downloaded manually as well if you so desire.

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