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Discover faster streaming, gaming, and multitasking with the new Fire Max 11

Katrina Brkic May 23, 2023
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Fire Max 11 is the latest addition to the Fire tablet family with new features and accessories. Running on the latest Fire OS version, FOS 8, the enhanced hardware comes with an 11" display, Wi-Fi 6, and the latest powerful octa-core processor. While customers enjoy fast streaming, responsive gaming, and quick multitasking, developers can expect an increase in app engagement and monetization.

Faster gaming

Experience high-performance gaming with Fire Max 11's fast octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and new 2.4 million pixel display. Players can immerse themselves in their favorite titles including one of the world’s most popular mobile games, PUBG MOBILE, available on the Fire Max 11.

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Learn how to implement an additional log-in option for your customers with Fingerprint Recognition —a convenient log-in experience for fingerprint-enabled apps.

Fire Max 11 accessories

New Fire Max 11 accessories provide customers with a similar experience to PC and create opportunities to increase in-app engagement depending on the app. The new Made for Amazon Stylus Pen provides a smooth writing, drawing, and gaming experience. To optimize your CX, implement the new Amazon Stylus SDK, created to reduce latency when drawing or note-taking. Sold separately but compatible, the Fire Max 11 Keyboard Case is a magnetic two-piece keyboard comprised of a keyboard and track-pad, providing customers with 2-in-1 detachable experience.

Implement the new Stylus SDK

If you are building Android apps with support for stylus inputs, you are likely familiar with the Stylus docs for Android 6.0 and higher. If this is your first time integrating stylus inputs, it’s worth knowing that OEM devices are able to transmit essential stylus data—such as pressure sensitivity, eraser, side buttons, device ID, etc.—back to your application. These touch datapoints are then transmitted over Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, or USB back to the device.

With the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen and Fire Max 11 combined, you can optimize the writing speed by implementing our Predictive Touch API through the new Stylus SDK. On Android tablet devices, it can often take an upwards of 85ms to 100ms for stylus strokes to appear on the screen. The Stylus SDK reduces latency by over 20 milliseconds. The more responsive your app is on this new hardware, the better experience your customers will have when using your app.

FTV Max stylus
FTV Max stylus

If you are building Android apps with support for stylus inputs, you are likely familiar with the Stylus docs for Android 6.0 and higher. If this is your first time integrating stylus inputs, it’s worth knowing that OEM devices are able to transmit essential stylus data— such as pressure sensitivity, eraser, side buttons, device ID, etc.—back to your application. These touch datapoints are then transmitted over Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, or USB back to the device.

With the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen and Fire Max 11 combined, you can optimize the writing speed by implementing our Predictive Touch API through the new Stylus SDK. On Android tablet devices, it can often take an upwards of 85ms to 100ms for stylus strokes to appear on the screen. The Stylus SDK reduces latency by over 20 milliseconds. The more responsive your app is on this new hardware, the better experience your customers will have when using your app.

How to get started:

  1. Download the Stylus SDK and add it to Android Studio to include the StylusSDKSupport-1.0.aar library as a dependency for your app. The two relevant classes to use in this library are AmazonPredictedEvents and AmazonPredictiveTouch.
  2. Use the AmazonPredictiveTouch.isFeatureRuntimeAvailable() method to check if the device and OS meet the SDK requirements (see code example below).
  3. Once Amazon Predictive touch is confirmed, make sure to add ` AmazonPredictiveTouch.init() in the onCreate() method of an activity or during View creation.
  4. Follow our docs to set the view and map touch points with geometrical transforms to achieve optimal stylus accuracy. The Fire Max 11 supports palm detection to support touch interactions alongside stylus input.

As mentioned in Step 2 above, here’s a code example for verifying the Amazon Input SDK is compatible prior to launching the enhanced functionality:

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import com.amazon.stylussupportsdk.predictedtouches.AmazonPredictiveTouch;
 
private boolean isPredictiveTouchesSupported() {
        /* sample implementation */
        return AmazonPredictiveTouch.isFeatureRuntimeAvailable(this) == true;
}
 
@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
    ..........
    ..........
    if (isPredictiveTouchesSupported()) {
        // PredictiveTouches should be available. Code
        // to init and register for predictions goes here
    }
    else {
        // PredictiveTouches not available. Write it in a log message
        Log.w(TAG, "PredictiveTouches is not supported");
    }

Review the Stylus docs to download the SDK and walk through the full implementation guidance.

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Make your app part of the selection for customers whom will enjoy enhanced content discovery and game play.

About PUBG MOBILE:
PUBG MOBILE is based on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

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