From the latest @evleak we can see the rumored new Kindle Fire third generation above. It would appear that Amazon is unfortunately keeping their big bezels and also their heavy proprietary overlay. From the image you can see updated UI improvements that will likely also hit the current lineup. We’re sadly not expecting to see a Google Play Store App like the recently announced Nook OS updates with hundreds of thousands of apps including Google’s Maps, Plus, YouTube, Gmail and more.
BGR caught the purported angular backside of this generation of Kindle earlier this week and together we can usually conclude that leak frequency increase means launch soon. As for specs, BGR’s source says:
Amazon’s new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will feature a high-resolution 1,920 x 1,200-pixel display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at more than 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, optional cellular data, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
The updated 8.9-inch model is said to feature nearly identical specs beneath its 2,560 x 1,600-pixel high-definition display, and it also includes an 8-megapixel rear camera.
We’re told both models are lighter and more comfortable to use than the current-generation tablets they will replace.
If you are in Amazon’s ecosystem, this could be exciting news. However we’d take the new smaller-bezel Nexus 7 with an Amazon app sight unseen.
- Amazon announces the all-new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, now available for preorder starting at $119 (9to5toys.com)
- Amazon considers making its upcoming smartphone free (9to5google.com)
- Report: Amazon set to launch Android-based gaming console by end of year (9to5google.com)
- Amazon launches new API to let Android devs sell Amazon.com products as in-app purchases (9to5google.com)
- Amazon issues “required” iOS Kindle app update to install prior to iOS 7 (9to5mac.com)