Amazon Is Updating Its Fire Tablets

By Chris 0

Amazon just updated its Kindle Fire tablets, but it didn't raise their prices. They're still cheap AF.

The Kindle Fire 7 is the cheapest option in Amazon's tablet line. It's getting thinner and lighter, with a better screen and longer battery life. Amazon also says it will have more consistent Wi-Fi connectivity. The new-and-improved version of the Fire 7 will stay the same price: $ 49.99. It'll be available in three new colors: “Punch Red, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow,” as Amazon describes them. The tablet is currently available in black, blue, magenta, and tangerine.

Here’s the new Fire 7:

Here's the new Fire 7:

The Fire 8 HD, a higher-end tablet, didn't get hardware updates, but its price is dropping from $ 89.99 to $ 79.99, and it's also available in the new colors.

The Fire 8 HD offers a larger and higher-resolution screen, more memory, and longer battery life than the Fire 7.

Here’s the new Fire 8:

Here's the new Fire 8:

The tablets have had Alexa enabled on them since last year.

Users can press the home button to tell Alexa, Amazon's AI-powered voice assistant, to play videos or music or audiobooks, buy things, read the news, or display and read weather reports.

And the kids version of the Fire 7 is getting the same updates.

The Fire 7 Kids Edition and the 8 HD Kids Edition are essentially the same tablets as the adult versions, but they come with a two-year free replacement guarantee for when kids destroy them. Included with the tablets is a year’s worth of Amazon FreeTime, Amazon's vetted library of kids' content that includes parental controls.

The new Fire 7 Kids bundle retails for $ 99.99, the same price as its previous iteration. Amazon is cutting prices here, too: The cost of the Kids Fire 8 HD bundle will decrease from $ 139.99 to $ 129.99.

Here’s the new Fire 7 Kids edition:

Here's the new Fire 7 Kids edition:

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