Starting today, the all-new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 will begin shipping in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
Amazon’s best-selling tablet is now even better!
Fire 7 features a thinner and lighter design. With an improved 7-inch IPS display, Fire 7 offers higher contrast and sharper text for more a crisp and colorful look. Fire 7 also offers improved battery life with support for up to 8 hours of mixed use, and a choice of 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
Fire HD 8 improved
Fire HD 8 offers a widescreen 8” 1280 x 800 HD display with over a million pixels for a vivid picture, up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day power, and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, plus up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
In select countries, both Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 are available in new colors: Black, Punch Red, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow.
Get discovered by the right customers
With the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, apps and games are at the center of the experience. The dedicated magazine pages create a “content forward” experience—customers don’t have to open the Amazon Appstore to discover new content, making it easier for developers to reach new customers.
The new Fire family devices ship with Fire OS 5, which starts with Android Lollipop, and improves upon it by deeply integrating Amazon’s hardware, platform, software, content, and cloud.
Fire OS 5 makes it easy for customers to discover your content. The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games and apps, videos, music, audiobooks, and periodicals—each page presents an engaging layout akin to the beautiful pages of a magazine.
Alexa on Fire tablets
Both Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets are Alexa-Enabled. Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service that allows customers to play music and get information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—just press and ask.
Developers can use the Alexa Skills Kit to add skills to Alexa, allowing customers to interact with content through voice on all Alexa-enabled devices. Click here to get started building skills for Alexa.
Free compatibility testing in 90 seconds or less
Simply drag and drop your APK into the App Testing Service (ATS) and receive testing results for Fire OS 5 on the all-new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, previous generation Fire tablets, and Android devices in 90 seconds. Learn more about app testing in our app testing eBook here.
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