Amazon Kindle Fire HD, announced in September 2012 and released later the same month, is the successor of the popular Kindle Fire, the 7-inch tablet that held the sales supremacy on the Android-powered tablets segment.
As you probably know the tablets belonging to the Kindle Fire line-up are underpinned by Google’s operating system Android OS. All the tablets developed by the online retailer giant come with Amazon’s proprietary user interface, meant to transform them into veritable multimedia devices.
By following the update tutorials on Android.gs you can update your Kindle Fire HD tablet to the latest ROMs. You can choose from official, unofficial or custom ROMs. It’s recommended to have your Kindle Fire HD tablet updated to the latest firmware version available, and here you will have plenty of options to choose from. If you want the genuine Amazon UI experience you can update your Kindle Fire HD with one of the official or leaked official ROMs.
You can also flash unofficial, custom ROMs on your Kindle Fire HD, but be aware as some of the procedures might lead to voiding your tablet’s warranty. We also recommend you to carefully follow all the steps in the update tutorials, otherwise you may end up transforming your Kindle Fire HD into a $199 brick.
After the success registered by the first gen Kindle Fire, Amazon has launched a successor based on the same recipe: a 7-inch tablet with high-end hardware specifications at an affordable price. Just like its predecessor, Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a starting price of only $199.
Kindle Fire HD features a TI OMAP 4460 chipset based on two Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, with PowerVR SGX540 graphic processing and 1 GB of RAM. The new Kindle Fire HD comes with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. The affordable tablet sports a 7-inch IPS TFT display with HD resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. Unlike its predecessor Kindle Fire HD has a primary camera with 1.3 megapixel sensor.
Besides connectivity features like WiFi a/b/g/n, dual band, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0, Kindle Fire HD also sports stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement, making the multimedia experience more vivid. The tablet comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, of course, with Amazon’s proprietary UI on top of it.
Least, but not last, a standard Li-ion battery with at autonomy of 11 hours is powering the tablet that measures 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm and weighs in 395 grams.By Alex Dumitru