Online retailer Amazon has issued a software update for its Kindle Fire to address problems like unreliable scrolling, inept apps and coldness of touch navigation.
The newly released update improves the responsiveness of touch navigation and the swiftness of actions on the tablet. Thus, users will now be able to load webpages swiftly in the tablet's Web browser.
The software update also adds some new features like the one that allows Fire tablet users to edit what shows up in their "carousel" of recent apps as well as content displayed on the devise's home-screen.
According to the most detailed sales figures released by the online retail biggie Amazon, the sales of the company's Kindle brand of e-book readers and tablets is currently topping 1 million units per week.
In a recent statement, Seattle-based Amazon said that the last three weeks in succession have witnessed consumers purchasing nearly 1 million units of the Kindle line-up of products.
Amazon's recently launched Kindle Fire is selling like hot cakes and is on the right track to grab second place in the global media tablet business in the final three months of this year, research firm HIS said.
According to HIS, Amazon will manage to sell around 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets during the fourth quarter of 2011, accounting for 13.8 per cent share of the total tablet shipments across the globe.
But, Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the global tablet market, with around 65.6 per cent share of the tablet market.
Amazon Santa, popular online retailer Amazon's free app, which makes it easy for children to create holiday Wish Lists and share them with friends & relatives, is now available for the Kindle Fire and Apple iPad.
The Amazon Santa app provides children with a visual Wish List creation experience. With the help of the app, users can browse and make a search for more than 500,000 children-friendly items.
Children can create a holiday Wish List and share them with friends or relatives, making it easier for them to choose the right gifts this holiday season.
These days, the tablet market is witnessing tough competition as a number of technical companies are making their way-in. However, during the time of competition, Apple proved itself best as it shipped its 200, 000 playbooks in just three months.
However, it seems like Amazon is planning to give a tough competition to the Apple as it is about to launch its own tablet, analysts predict and iPad. The company is set to launch its products by Christmas which means many of Apple's customers will be ditching the company for a brand new product of Amazon.
Recently there was a consumer voting for the best selling item. The reports of the consumers are known in the magazines, ranking Barnes & Noble as the number 1 selling item. Recently it has launched Nook ereader to and this has benefited to be the number 1. On the other hand it was first time Amazon’s latest-generation Kindle was ranked as second.
The magazines says that the Simple Touch Reader matches or bests item although modestly its Amazon competitor which ranks good in every aspect of performance.
When search giant came up with "Google Wallet" it was the first one to go into the future where smartphone could be used as credit cards. No wonder then that the rivals wanted to cut the journey short.
eBay for example soon threw up a hurdle against Google which was inform of a lawsuit against the mobile payments platform.
The suit said that it was using its trade secrets and was more or less in line with the PayPal financial transactions unit.
As soon as Barnes & Noble and Amazon announced their e-readers, there has been a price war going on between the two. Name of the product from Barnes is e-ink Nook and that one for Amazon is Kindle. But, it is through 'special offers' that they are showing who can give better value for money.
Similar kind of trend can be seen in the whole of segment where even Microsoft has said that it would be previewing its “Mango” update and the Windows Phone 7 operating system.
An industry analyst has expressed his views saying that Amazon. com is soon going to come out with a tablet computer that is going to be based on Google's Android operating system. It is going to take place somewhere near the festival system of this season.
Creative Strategies analyst Tim Bajarin said in an interview given to PC magazine that company is in plans to release 10-inch tablet, and possibly a 7-inch tablet by the later part of this year itself.
With the agreement with Warner Music Group already in place, Apple has very recently entered into an authorized contract for music with EMI Music as the deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment draw nearer.
These two new deals i. e. with Warner Music Group and EMI will enable Apple in introducing a completely accredited cloud music facility in order to compete with its opponents namely Google and Amazon who don’t have complete licenses in this arena.
It was seen that due to failure of server of Amazon, a energy department's website could not operate for a full long day.
Moreover, the problems continue to persist into the second day also. Analysts now say that looking at the faltering side of cloud computing many of the companies may now reconsider using it since this call for relying on a remote computer for running your own services.
On May 3, Amazon is going to launch its New Kindle and is sure that the customers are going to love it. All they believe is for the fact that Amazon is giving all the reasons for the customers to pick up Kindle. And one of the major one is that they are reducing $25 from the price.
This amount of money is going to be fulfilled by providing extra ads on the screens of the model. Kindle, which is a portable e-book reader, was launched in 2007 and at that time the introductory price was $399.
Recently, Amazon. com has been sued by Apple for using its trademark “App Store” without proper consent.
According to the reports by Bloomberg, on March 18, Apple filed a suit against this retail giant and asked to prevent Amazon from using app store name. Apple also claimed to win unspecified damages.