Kindle Fire update brings parent control, finally

Amazon-Kindle-FireLast week, Amazon issued a software update  6.3.1 for its Kindle Fire tablet. One of the notable update is adding  password protection and other parental controls.

Now Kindle owners can enable password-protect purchases, disable access to specific content libraries, and block access to the Silk web browser. Parents now can control what their kids can use by blocking adult contents, some apps or movies. Of course, they can also block any purchases by kids, the major concern of many parents.

These actually are the major missing feature as a content consuming tablet when Fire debuted in last November.  Similar to previous updates, this is also an over-the-air update. Of course, you can download the update and transfer it to your Fire.

With more and more tablets in the market, especially those with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the sales of the Fire has plummeted since January.

The rumored Google Nexus tablet (manufactured by ASUS), the killer of Fire,  will very likely debut in next month’s Google I/O 2012.

 

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