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Revision History For: Amazon Fire & Kindle Fire Multimedia Tablets ...

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The Kindle Fire, a tablet version of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader built with Quanta Computer,was announced in September 2011, featuring a color 7-inch multi-touch display and running a custom version of Google's Android operating system called Fire OS. The device which included access to the Amazon Appstore, streaming movies TV shows and music, as well as Kindle's e-book,s was released to consumers in November 2011.

In September 2012, the Kindle Fire was upgraded to a second generation, its price reduced, RAM upgraded to 1 GB and processor clock speed upgraded to 1.2 GHz. A more powerful and video-friendly version, the Kindle Fire HD (7 and 8.9 inch versions) was also made available. In September 2013 the Kindle Fire HD was upgraded to the third generation, base priced at $139, and the Kindle Fire HDX was introduced. The Kindle Fire HDX had an improved graphics engine, double the memory, and triple the processor speed of the previous model. The 7-inch and 8.99-inch versions were introduced at $229 and $379 respectively. These 3rd generation tablets were powered by Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito."

In September 2014, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and the Kindle Fire HDs were upgraded to the fourth generation of Fire tablets and the Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9. The current generation of these devices abandon 'Kindle' branding. Current generation devices are powered by Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” a next generation of software based on Android 4.4 (KitKat).



In September 2015, the 5th generation of Amazon Tablets was introduced with 3 new models: the value priced very basic Fire with 7" screen and a quad-core MediaTek processor; the new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets with 8” or 10.1” widescreen HD displays, quad-core Mediatek processors, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, front- and rear-facing cameras, and microSD card support providing up to 128GB of expandable storage. The 3 new Fire Tablets are powered by OS 5 'Bellini' which is based on Android's new 5.0 Lollipop OS with integrated Amazon hardware, platform, software, content, and cloud.services ...



The primary focus of this board is the 4th and 5th generations of Amazon Fire multimedia tablets, their OS, Amazon multimedia services and applications for Amazon Fire. Discussion can also include earlier Kindle Fire Tablets and while there is no focus on the current Kindle ebook line discussion of these ebook readers is not off topic.

- Eric L. -