Final paragraphs of David Pogue’s take on Kindle Fire + updated OS
Still, today’s software update erases the stubbornness that characterized the original Fire software.
Now, if you’re in the market for a tablet, the Fire isn’t the only game in town. Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet ($250) has charms of its own (like much sharper Netflix movie playback), and of course the iPad costs a lot more ($500) but also does a lot more and shows a lot more on its bigger screen.
But if you’re already a happy member of Amazon’s ecosystem — music store, bookstore, movie store — then the Kindle Fire may now be calling your name more loudly than ever. Today’s touch-ups make an enormous difference.