Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update rolling out, packs performance tweaksAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Own a Kindle Fire? Then you'll probably want to download the 6.2.1 update that's rolling out now. Amazon has detailed the update on its official Kindle Software Updates page, explaining that 6.2.1 "enhances fluidity and performance" and "improves touch navigation responsiveness." Alongside those performance tweaks, the update also allow users to edit the content that's display on their carousel, meaning that you can hide those guilty pleasures from anyone that might pick your Fire up. Lastly, users can now add a password lock to Wi-Fi access.
Overall it sounds like a pretty worthwhile update, although you Fire owners that have been hacking away on your tablet should know that the 6.2.1 will break root access if you've got it. However, if you don't even know what "root access" means or just want the performance enhancements that 6.2.1 brings, you can update your Fire by hitting Quick Settings in the upper right corner of your device and then clicking Sync while connected to a Wi-Fi network. An alternate update method allows you to install 6.2.1 over a USB connection, the steps for which you can find here. Sound good? Don't forget to give us a shout in the comments below once you've installed the update to let us know how all of those improvements are working for you.