Amazon today announced the all-new Fire HD 8, the next-generation Fire HD tablet designed from the ground up for all-day entertainment. With an 8” widescreen HD display and quad-core processor, Fire HD 8 now offers an incredible 12 hours of battery life, 50% more RAM for faster performance, and 2x the on-device storage, plus support for up to 200 GB of additional storage via a microSD card—all for only $89.99. Fire HD 8 also introduces Alexa, the cloud-based voice service, for the first time on Fire tablets—just press and ask—Alexa can play music, launch games, read audiobooks, and more—coming soon. The all-new Fire HD 8 is available for pre-order beginning today with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage starting at $89.99 at www.amazon.com/FireHD8. Fire HD 8 comes in four fun color options: black, magenta, blue, and tangerine and starts shipping September 21.
The Fire HD 8 is powered by Fire OS 5 which starts with Android Lollipop, and improves upon it by deeply integrating Amazon’s hardware, platform, software, content, and cloud. For developers, if an app runs on Android, it can run on Fire OS with little to no work. Since Fire OS is based on Android, it’s easy to bring your Android apps and games to the Amazon Appstore. 85% of the Android apps submitted to the Amazon Appstore just work. Click here to test your app. Read More →