amazon kindle fire hdx whats new Amazon recently announced three all-new Kindle Fire tablets including Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7″, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″. These tablets come complete with class-leading specifications and the new Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito.” Fire OS 3.0 is the next generation of software and services that power Amazon’s best-selling Kindle Fire tablets. Fire OS 3.0 includes hundreds of updates and exclusive new features, as well as continued compatibility with Android and HTML5. Amazon made hundreds of enhancements to the platform to make tablet technology easy to use and provide a rich hardware and software experience for your apps. New Kindle Fire Devices

  1. All three Fire tablets run Android JB (4.2.2) API Level 17 and the new Fire OS 3.0.
  2. 2560×1600 screen resolution for Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ and a Quad-Core A15 2.2GHz Qualcomm 8074 processor running on Kindle Fire HDX 7″ and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″–all three Fire tablets support Dolby Digital+ processing for a premium gaming and media experience
  3. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ now comes with forward- and rear-facing cameras and will respond to Android intents accordingly
  4. All new devices support TYPE_ACCELEROMETER and TYPE_GYROSCOPE–the HDX devices with the 4G WAN option will also support TYPE_MAGNETIC_FIELD and TYPE_ORIENTATION for compass functions and have GPS onboard to support accurate ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION

New Fire OS 3.0

  1. Native Android app and Web app compatibility is supported by Fire OS; if an app runs on Android, it can run on Fire OS with little to no work and, in fact,75% of the tablet apps that were tested that run on Android also run on Fire OS, with no additional development work
  2. Easier testing using new Kindle Fire emulators and the Amazon AVD (Android Virtual Device) Launcher
  3. Low-level platform enhancements, including the Optimizing Download Manager, re-designed graphics pipeline, Reading Mode, and improvements to touch latency for better performance
  4. Better customer experience through deep integration of the hardware, software, and services to deliver a content first user interface, built-in media libraries as well as features like X-Ray, the Mayday button, Second Screen, and more
  5. A full set of services and APIs including in-app purchasingGameCircle and WhispersyncMobile AssociatesMobile AdsAmazon Device Messaging, and A/B Testing to help you sell physical or digital products from your app