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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

Current Devices

The following table shows the display resolution, in pixels, of elements in the user interface for each of the current Fire tablets, starting with the most recently released tablets on the left.

Note that the following screen elements are changing or are not included in Fire OS 5:

  • Carousel app icons are not included.
  • The Library Grid view is not included.
  • Favorite app icons are replaced by the standard app grid icons.

Fire HD 10 (2015) Fire HD 8 (2015) Fire (2015) Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) Fire HD 6 (2014)
Screen size 10.1-inch screen 8-inch screen 7-inch screen 8.9-inch screen 6-inch screen
Screen resolution 1280px x 800px
(1280dp x 800dp)
1280px x 800px
(960dp x 600dp)
1024px x 600px
(1024dp x 600dp)
2560px x 1600px
(1280dp x 800dp)
1280px x 800px
(853dp x 532dp)

The following table shows the resolution for elements of the user interface in Fire OS 5, in device-independent pixels (dp).

Status bar height (top)
24dp
Soft key bar height (when toolbar is visible)
48dp
Library list app icons
56dp x 56dp
Notifications app icon
24dp x 24dp
App icon
72dp x 72dp

Legacy Devices

The following table shows the display resolution, in pixels, of elements in the user interface for each of the each of the retired Fire tablets, starting with the most recently released tablets on the left.

 


Fire HD 7 (2014) Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (2013) Kindle Fire HDX 7" (2013) Kindle Fire HD 7" (2013) Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (2012) Kindle Fire HD 7" (2012) Kindle Fire (2012) Kindle Fire (2011)
Screen size 7-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 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) 34px 53px 51px 34px 40px 35px 27px 27px
Soft key bar height (when toolbar is visible) 78px 122px 117px 78px 90px 78px 60px 60px
Carousel app icon 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 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 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 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 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/2011) and Kindle Fire (2nd Generation/2012), 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