Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Amazon has finally launched a new device named “Kindle Fire”. This device is different from Android slates and Apple’s Ipad line. As the amazon introduced the world as the most likely ipad killer on the market now. Jeff Bezos name the new device and choosen “Fire” to differentiate from e-ink siblings that will sell alongside of it and were told to expect a mind-numbing amout of content deals to make it ever more attractive in a realm that iOS currently dominates. But if your ideal tablet experience includes seamless eBook integration and a marketplace of the best hand-picked apps available for the Android platform, you may have found the perfect device.
The Kindle Fire worth $199, 7″ full color display, dual core processor tablet, it weighs just 14.6 ounces, has 17 million+ songs, 100,000 movies & TV shows, books magazines galore, and thousands upon thousands of apps. This device is looks like a PlayBook because it was designed and built by the same original design manufacturer. But it’s better than the PlayBook because the software is better and, more importantly, the content available is much better. Another thing is the chip inside of the device it’s a TI dual-core OMAP chip. The Kindle Fire runs on a highly-customized version of the Android operating system. Amazon has gone to great lengths to make its tablet stand out from the rest of the Android clones on the market by tweaking the OS to its own purposes. When new updates for Android roll out to the likes of the Xoom and Galaxy Tab, the Fire will likely rely on Amazon for software upgrades.
Kindle Fire Demo
How Kindle Fire competitive to other device?
The Kindle Fire is not just about premium Android apps (more on that below) but a full-fledged media device a la Apple’s iPad. Really, no other Android tablet can integrate that same experience and that is why the tech media has been excited about this thing since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hinted at it in May.
Books, movies, and music
The device looks to capitalize on that by allowing users to easily browse the company’s collection of downloadable movies, music, and apps. Users can be able to rent, buy, and preview new content right on the device. You can place your favorite titles right on your home screen for easy access or browse your entire collection via tabs on the top of the screen. It also has built in hit games like Angry Birds and Cut The Rope, as well as social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter. There are thousands of additional downloads also available, and unlike the anything-goes nature of the Android Marketplace, Amazon’s version has a bit more quality control.
Enter the cloud
There is also a big emphasis on using the cloud to hold much of your content. With just 8GB of internal memory, the Fire will rely heavily on non-local storage to make sure you have as much room as you need for your movies and music — and at no additional monthly cost. It also use the cloud for web browsing called Amazon Silk to make rendering web content on the go faster ever.
The Kindle Fire could also help all Android tablets solve their biggest problem: a dearth of tablet-specific apps. If developers see millions of new Android customers arriving through Amazon’s App Store (yes, it has one), they may actually consider developing for the Android platform first. It’s a long shot, I know, and there are countless other factors at work in the battle for table dominance. Yet the Kindle Fire is probably the best matched contender we’ll see this year.
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