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The Fire Tablet SDK (Fire Tablets)

Deprecation Notice

As of Fire OS 5, the previously available Fire Tablet SDK add-on is deprecated. None of the components of the add-on are required to develop apps for Fire tablets. Use the Android API 22 (Lollipop) features and the Amazon Mobile Apps SDK for your apps. The content on this page is provided for legacy reference purposes only.


You can add Firefly, Maps, and Device Messaging functionality to your app for Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Gen) tablets, by installing the Fire Tablet SDK add-on.

Resources in this Section

Setting Up Your Development Environment for Fire Tablets: Make sure you have the needed prerequisite software, then install and configure the Fire Tablets SDK.

Maps API: Version 1 of the Maps API is included in the Fire Tablet SDK, to ensure compatibility with your existing apps. Use Version 2 of the Maps API to get the latest mapping functionality.

Amazon Device Messaging API: Learn how the ADM API, included with the Fire Tablet SDK add-on, lets you send push notifications from cloud devices that run your app.

Last updated: Oct 29, 2020