Amazon Announces Fire OS 4 Sangria Based On KitKat

By 03:20 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

Along with a bunch of recent tablets, Amazon has also announced an updated version of its Fire Operating System (OS) for the tablets. Called Fire Operating System (OS) 4 (codename "Sangria"), the update is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and brings UI changes and a handful of recent features.

Amazon has tweaked the UI of the Operating System (OS) in version 4. There are now also profiles, so different users can have different email, Facebook, and Twitter, and device settings accounts on one device.

One of the recent features is ASAP, or Advanced Streaming and Prediction. It predicts which movie or TV show episode you are going to watch next and starts them instantly. There is also Smart Suspend, which based on the usage pattern, intelligently suspends wireless connectivity to increase standby time by up to 25%.

The recent Fire Operating System (OS) 4 includes Family Library, which lets you share your apps, games, books, movies, etc. from one Amazon account with other Amazon members in your family.

Lastly, Amazon has added Firefly, a feature that first debuted on the Fire phone, to the tablets, although it is only available on the Fire HDX 8.9.

The Fire Operating System (OS) 4 is shipping on the recent 4th generation Kindle Fire tablets and will be available as a free update to 3rd generation devices. The Fire phone will acquire Operating System (OS) 4 early next year.




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