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UX Specifications

Introduction

Fire tablets have a common user interface. However, the hardware specifications vary by tablet, so the pixel dimensions of the user experience elements also vary.

Resolution

The following table shows the display resolution, in pixels, of elements in the user interface for each of the Fire tablets.

Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Gen) Fire HD 7 (4th Gen) Fire HD 6 (4th Gen) Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (3rd Gen) Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Gen) Kindle Fire HD 7" (3rd Gen) Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (2nd Gen) Kindle Fire HD 7" (2nd Gen) Kindle Fire (2nd Gen) Kindle Fire (1st Gen)
Screen size 8.9-inch screen 7-inch screen 6-inch screen 8.9-inch screen 7-inch screen 7-inch screen 8.9-inch screen 7-inch screen 7-inch screen 7-inch screen
Screen resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800 1024 x 600 1024 x 600
Status bar height (top) 51px 34px 34px 53px 51px 34px 40px 35px 27px 27px
Soft key bar height (when toolbar is visible) 117px 78px 78px 122px 117px 78px 90px 78px 60px 60px
Carousel app icon 624 x 624 375 x 375 375 x 375 624 x 624 562 x 562 375 x 375 675 x 675 425 x 425 365 x 365 322 x 322
Library grid icons 150 x 150 100 x 100 100 x 100 206 x 206 198 x 198 132 x 132 252 x 252 155 x 155 121 x 121 121 x 121
Library list app icons 150 x 150 100 x 100 100 x 100 178 x 178 172 x 172 114 x 114 118 x 118 100 x 100 80 x 80 90 x 90
Notifications app icon 48 x 48 32 x 32 32 x 32 100 x 100 96 x 96 64 x 64 118 x 118 78 x 78 58 x 58 32 x 32
Favorites app icon 150 x 150 100 x 100 100 x 100 206 x 206 198 x 198 132 x 132 188 x 188 125 x 125 125 x 125 100 x 100

Gestures

All Fire tablets support two-finger touch gestures. Except for Kindle Fire (1st Generation) and Kindle Fire (2nd Generation), Fire tablets detect 10 simultaneous points of touch and recognize two-finger touch gestures as supported on Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and later. Your app can take advantage of the 10-point multi-touch capability and optionally implement custom touch gestures that use more than two fingers.

On any Fire tablet, the user interface for your app needs to respond to the following gesture patterns.

Gesture patterns
Chrome Standard application Media Maps Images
Single-tap Invoke action Invoke action Hide/show chrome Invoke action Invoke action
Double-tap [none] Zoom [none] Zoom Zoom
Pinch/Pull [none] Zoom [none] Zoom Zoom
Press-and-hold Context menu (in text field) Text select, context menu [none] Location flag Context menu
Swipe/Fling (horizontal) Show/hide chrome Scroll [none] Scroll Scroll (photo or thumbnails)
Swipe/Fling (vertical) Show/hide chrome Scroll [none] Scroll Scroll
Drag Drag and drop Pan [none] Pan Pan