Amazon launches Fire OS 7(Pie) for Fire HD 8 2018 (8th Gen) and Fire 7 2019 (9th Gen) tablets


Amazon launches Fire OS 7(Pie) for Fire HD 8 2018 (8th Gen) and Fire 7 2019 (9th Gen) tablets

Fire OS is a mobile operating system developed by Amazon based on Android for its Fire Phone and Fire tablets, Echo, and other content delivery devices like Fire TV. The OS is developed using the opensource Android operating system and includes proprietary software, customized user interface primarily centered on content consumption, and heavy ties to content available from Amazon’s own storefronts and services.

While the Kindle Fire line has always used customized distributions of Android, Amazon only began referring to the distribution as Fire OS beginning with its third iteration of Kindle Fire tablets. Unlike previous Kindle Fire models, whose operating system is listed as being “based on” Android, the “Fire OS 3.0” operating system is listed as being “compatible with” Android.

The company has now released a new version of its OS which is a Pie-based Fire OS 7. The update is specifically launched for its two older tablets namely Fire HD 8 2018 (8th Gen) and Fire 7 2019 (9th Gen). It was also revealed that the new operating system version will also bring in Amazon’s newest Fire HD 8 and 10, which uses Android 9 Pie as a base instead of Android 7.1 Nougat.

Getting Android 6 Pie on the devices will allow users to experience features like Picture-in-Picture support for video, notification channels, more specific app permissions, improved battery life, and much more.

The company has not yet revealed about the new update and also no news on when the devices will receive the update. However, it is not difficult to download the update manually. The only thing you need to do is download the latest update file from the Amazon help page and install it.

To install the latest update after downloading the file, you need to copy the downloaded ‘bin’ file to the root directory of your tablet’s internal storage (the same location where the Alarms, Books, and DCIM folders are). After that, just open the System Updates section in the Settings app and confirm the installation.

[Source: Android Police]

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