The Kindle Fire HD is one of the more interesting 7 inch tablets on the market. While it is being challenged by the NOOK HD and Nexus 7, there are many reason to own one of these new Kindles. The software is not perfect though. The device is ad-supported which is a bit disappointing. The good news is you can always remove ads from your device. Amazon does intend to introduce updates to not only bring Kindle FreeTime to the Kindle but also enable customers to choose whether or not they want to see personalized recommendations.
This is what Amazon had to say about the upcoming Kindle updates:
We wanted to let you know that in the coming weeks, free software updates will be coming to Kindle Fire HD and the latest generation Kindle Fire. These software updates will include Kindle FreeTime, a tablet experience just for kids allowing parents to set daily screen time limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child. We’re also adding a setting to let customers control whether or not personalized recommendations appear below the carousel on the device homepage. In addition, customers will be able to set their device default language to one of six languages, including English (US), English (UK), German, French, Italian, and Spanish. These updates will be delivered automatically to your Kindle Fire.
These updates don’t seem to cover the original version of the Kindle Fire. It will be interesting to see when Amazon releases an update for that device.