Starts with Android and improves on performance and ease of use with
features like ASAP and Smart Suspend
Deeply integrates software, content, and the Amazon cloud to deliver
exclusive services like Family Library, Firefly, and free unlimited
storage for photos taken on Fire devices
Fire OS 4 will come pre-loaded on the new Fire HD and Fire HDX
tablets, and will be available as a free, over-the-air update for all 3rd
generation Fire tablets
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2014--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” the next
generation of software and services that powers Amazon’s Fire devices,
including the all-new Fire tablets introduced today.
The new Fire tablet family (Photo: Business Wire)
“When we think about Fire OS, we start with what matters to
customers—ease of use and performance,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice
President, Amazon Devices. “Fire OS 4 improves in both of these areas,
and deeply integrates software, content, and the Cloud to deliver
services that are only available from Amazon, including Family Library,
Firefly, and free cloud storage for photos.”
The latest version of Fire OS, “Sangria,” continues Fire OS’
content-forward user interface that delivers easy and fast access to
your favorite books, songs, videos, and games—open them with one tap
rather than hunting through folders and apps. Fire OS 4 updates the
visual design of the UI and adds Profiles so each family member can have
their own individual email, Facebook and Twitter accounts, settings such
as display brightness, bookmarks, spot in a movie, and game levels.
Fire OS 4 is based on KitKat and adds features and services to make it
faster and easier to use. For example, Fire OS includes ASAP (Advanced
Streaming and Prediction) which predicts the movies and TV episodes
you’ll want to watch and starts them instantly, and Smart Suspend
develops a device-specific profile for when the tablet is typically not
in use and proactively turns wireless off and on to deliver up to 25%
more standby battery life.
Fire OS is not just a device OS—it deeply integrates with the Amazon
cloud to further improve performance and ease-of-use, to enable
cross-platform syncing, and to power services that require more
processing than is possible on a mobile device. Examples of new cloud
services in Fire OS 4 include Family Library so you can share your apps,
games, audiobooks, books, and Prime Instant Video content with other
members of your household; Firefly so you can identify and take action
on artwork, text, and audio instantly—available for over 100 million
items; and free unlimited storage in Cloud Drive for photos taken on
Fire OS 4 will be available on all 4th generation Fire
tablets and will be available for all 3rd generation Fire
tablets via a free, over-the-air software update. Firefly will be
available on Fire HDX 8.9. Fire OS 4 will be available on Fire phone
early next year.
Learn more about Fire OS 4: www.amazon.com/fire-os.
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