To address some of those concerns, Amazon is planning to push out an update to its Kindle Fire user interface in the next two weeks, the New York Times reported. The company has already updated the software for its tablet a couple of times, promising improvements to the tablet’s performance — and getting rid of root access to the device.
The report also hinted that Amazon will be rolling out a new device in the coming months, likely in the spring.
The Kindle Fire is, essentially, a tablet enclosure for Amazon to push out its ecosystem of content, from books to movies to cloud music and storage services. It’s never been a serious competitor to Apple’s iPad, instead offering a different avenue for the tablet market — a cheap device for books, movies and consumption, and not for content creation.