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Amazon promises software update for Kindle Fire problems

Among the complaints that users have reported, sloppy web browsing experience is one of them.

Amazon.com Inc. has said that it would soon be coming out with a software update for the Kindle as a solution to some of the problems that users of the tablet have been reporting.

The launch of Kindle Fire tablet by Amazon was certainly greeted with a lot of enthusiasm by the consumers.

But as more and more people began picking up the Fire from the shelves, complaints started pouring in.

Sales of Kindle Fire have been quite startling, as the tablet is among the cheapest that you can buy.

Expert reviews of the product have largely been positive, but user reviews on the Amazon website show that many are not quite happy with Kindle Fire.

Slow web experience
Among the complaints that users have reported, sloppy web browsing experience is one of them.

Amazon had touted its Silk browser as the faster way to surf the Web, but users have been reporting slow browsing experience. You cannot surf in full-screen either, which is something that the Fire should have offered, given its small screen size.

It remains to be seen which issues the new software update is going to address. It would be a little unfair to expect too much from a tablet that retails for just $200.

The email app in the Kindle Fire also needs work, as it is not as intuitive as it should be. For example, if you happen to delete an email, it moves you to the next message instead of takinh you back to the inbox.

Multi-touch support is quite limited, but you can pinch and zoom on some screens. Many users have reported a not-so-smooth touch experience with the Kindle Fire, with some saying that the tablet often fails to recognize touch.

If you happen to have files up in the cloud, you won’t really know what belongs to the cloud and what is local unless you spot an orange label on top of the screen that accompanies cloud files.

Greater security desired
A key feature which many users are craving for is increased security. It is not possible to lock the screen, and the tablet does not allow multiple accounts.

It would be quite easy for another person handling your Kindle Fire to see your activities.

It remains to be seen which issues the new software update is going to address. It would be a little unfair to expect too much from a tablet that retails for just $200.