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Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is a small tablet computer and Amazon Kindle e-reader in one device. You can store hundreds of books on The Kindle Fire. In addition to using it as an e-reader, you can also play games on it, stream movies and video, download apps, browse the internet, and check your email anywhere there is Wi-Fi with the Kindle Fire.

What are the features of the Kindle Fire?

The Kindle Fire was first released by Amazon Nov. 15, 2011. The Kindle Fire is smaller than the average tablet but larger than a smartphone. The Kindle Fire series spans seven generations of tablet computers released between 2011 and 2018.

The original first-generation Kindle Fire features a 7-inch multitouch display with a 1024x600 resolution and up to 16 million colors. The screen is protected from damage by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. The tablet features:

  • A dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.
  • 8GB of internal storage space
  • Wi-Fi capabilities
  • A microUSB port
  • An internal accelerometer

The seventh generation Kindle Fire introduced a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1 capabilities, a microSDXC card slot up to 256GB in size, and two different cameras: a 2-megapixel back camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.

What's the difference between the Kindle Fire and Fire HD?

The Kindle Fire HD retains many of the features of the original Kindle Fire, but there are differences in the screen size. The largest version of the Kindle Fire HD features a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, which is similar to the specs of a traditional tablet. It also offers the option of 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage space.

Do these devices have Alexa?

Yes, they do. Alexa is a virtual personal assistant created by Amazon. The Alexa personal assistant understands verbal commands and speaks in response to questions or commands and is included in certain generations of the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD. Alexa answers questions, lets you check your calendar, tells you about the weather in your area, gives you local and world news, plays the music you ask for, reads Kindle books to you or your child, plays games, and more.

Does the Kindle Fire come with any additional software?

Yes, the software on an individual device can vary, but a Kindle Fire is usually equipped with access to the Amazon Appstore, Amazon Prime, the Amazon Silk web browser, various email applications, and access to Amazon Cloud storage. The first generation of the Kindle Fire ran on the Android operating systems. Later versions run on a modified version of Android called the Amazon Fire OS. This operating system is designed specifically to work with Amazon apps and features.

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