最新のFire HD 10タブレットが、10月30日より販売開始となりました。Fire HD 10は、Amazonの最新オペレーティングシステム「Fire OS 7」（Android 9 Pieベース）を採用した新世代のFireタブレットです。処理速度が向上した新型プロセッサや、最長12時間持続可能なバッテリー、さらにつながりやすくなったデュアルバンドWi-Fi、ピクチャーインピクチャー（PIP）機能などが搭載されています。[Read More]
The all-new Fire HD 10 tablet is available today for pre-order and will begin shipping October 30. The Fire HD 10, which runs on Amazon’s latest operating system Fire OS 7 (based on Android 9 Pie), includes a new, faster processor, faster charging, and longer battery life.[Read More]
The all-new Amazon Fire 7 tablet is here, with an Alexa hands-free experience, upgraded OS, 2x more storage, and a faster processor.[Read More]
Today, Amazon announced the new Fire HD 8 with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond – Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more.
Starting today, customers in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan will begin receiving the new Fire HD 10 with Alexa Hands-Free, available for order on Amazon.com, starting at $149.99.[Read More]
Today Amazon announced the latest generation of our largest tablet, the all-new Fire HD 10. It’s a device that really lets your app or game shine, sporting faster performance, more storage, longer battery life, and a brilliant 10.1” display.
We’ve all read the declarations that tablets are dead. In reality, tablets—and smartphones for that matter—are just enjoying longer lifespans. Though shipments of tablets are down globally, the market remains considerably large.[Read More]
In September 2016 we announced the all-new Fire HD 8 tablet, designed form the ground up for all-day entertainment. Among the many new features mentioned was support for Alexa, as quoted here:
"Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service that allows customers to play music and get information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly, just press and ask. In the coming months, Fire tablets will also be able to connect to Alexa, enabling Alexa developers to extend their reach to Fire tablet users."
Today, customers can now access Alexa on Fire, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 tablets by simply pressing down on home icon in the navigation bar and start talking. For Alexa developers, this not only extends the reach of your audience, it provides another scenario where voice-interactions can be complemented with a visual skill card to enhance the experience. When using Fire Tablets or Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, the visual cards appear immediately and can also be referenced in the Alexa app.
Skill cards contain a title, a text body, and optionally one image. These cards present information for easy consumption by customers.[Read More]
Mobile and living room devices today present a varied landscape for developers to consider. One aspect that is particularly meaningful for your customers is where your app installs itself. Some devices, like the current Fire tablets and Fire TV have external storage through memory card slots. Other devices, like Fire TV Stick or older Fire tablets have only their internal flash storage. Running out of storage when trying to install a new app can be very frustrating for people who want to use your app. This frustration is compounded for customers who have added a memory card with lots of empty space and still get an error message that the device is out of space when trying to install. That frustration can quickly find its way into negative reviews for your app.
Luckily, for most apps, Android provides a simple solution. By specifying the
installLocation in the app manifest, you can provide your user community with the best experience possible for whatever device they own. This doesn't mean they'lll never run out of space, but it helps best manage the space they have.
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:installLocation="auto" android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoTitleBar" package="com.examplecompany.myapp" platformBuildVersionCode="23" platformBuildVersionName="6.0-2704002"> android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/> ¦ ¦
installLocation can be specified as any of the following: