Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Amazon updates Kindle Fire HD with FreeTime walled-garden

updated 12:23 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2012

FreeTime prevents access to unsuitable content, limits usage

Amazon has released an update for the Kindle Fire HD. Alongside the optimizations to performance and functionality included in a usual software update, the change to version 7.1.5 adds in the Kindle FreeTime mode, a walled garden interface designed for children to use without the need for parental supervision.

FreeTime adds in a number of filters and caps that dictate what a child can view and for how long. Timers can be set for individual types of content, as well as filters to the kind of content that's actually viewable. Exiting the FreeTime section requires a password, preventing younger users from viewing unsuitable content or using the tablet for longer.

The update comes on the same day as Apple prepares to present its smaller iPad to the world. A seven-inch iPad would directly compete with the Kindle Fire HD, potentially damaging its currently high level of sales.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News