Amazon Rolls Out New Updates for Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD

Amazon seems to have taken the negative reviews to heart because there’s an update available for the Kindle Fire HD the day it got into consumer hands. It looks to be pretty hefty update and weighs in at over 400MB. Amazon hasn’t said what’s in it, but clearly it contains some significant changes to the software.

The second gen Kindle Fire also got an update today, and you can find both updates at Amazon. The KFHD update is numbered 7.1.5, and Amazon says that they will be pushing it out to all KFHD over the next few days.

So my new Kindle Fire HD has been out of the box for less than an hour and there’s already an update. I’m pointing that out not to compliment Amazon for their service but to criticize them for not waiting to release a more finished device. I hate wasting my time doing Amazon’s service work as an unpaid tech.



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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Jean K15 September, 2012

    Guess you should’ve waited tip after 2 pm EST to turn the KFHD on… Mine loaded up with 7.1.5 on first power up.

    BTW – any clue where I can get a web browser that doesn’t crash? Silk doesn’t want to do a mantano APK download…


    1. Nate Hoffelder15 September, 2012

      Yes. What’s worse is that mine downloaded and installed the update while I was manually downloading the update. Whoops.

    2. Andrys16 September, 2012

      Jean, get their app
      Get dolphin browser there
      Maybe File Expert from Amazon appstore to easily see \Downloads once it’s downloaded and it’ll more or less auto-install

  2. Andrys15 September, 2012

    I was going to install it but it was already on and I had opened it just an hour or so before.


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