Amazon’s Fire OS 6 will debut on the 3rd-gen Fire TV in October

One relatively small but significant announcement, that might have been missed during Amazon’s new hardware announcements yesterday, is that the new 3rd generation Fire TV will be released with Fire OS 6. This will be the first product to run Amazon’s new operating system, since all other devices, including the soon to be released Fire HD 10 tablet, run Fire OS 5. Read more ›

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Fire OS 7 likelihood on existing Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models

Now that we know a new Fire TV model with an Android 7 based operating system is being worked on by Amazon, the question many Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners have is will their device receive the updated operating system? Obviously, there’s no way to know for sure at this point, and I don’t expect Amazon to announce anything regarding the topic anytime soon. So, let’s take a look at what Amazon has done historically with the Fire TV specifically, and also their other Android-based devices, to try to predict the future. Read more ›

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Developer preview announced for Android 5.0 Lollipop based Fire OS 5

Amazon has announced the next generation of Fire OS which is the operation system that powers their various Fire devices, including the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The new version, dubbed Fire OS 5, is based on Android 5 Lollipop, which is the latest version of Android. Starting today, developers may sign up for early access to the new OS. The developer preview is currently only available for the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets. Amazon has also announced a limited time offer which gives developers $50 off up to two Fire HD 7 tablets. With the Fire HD 7 currently on sale for $99, that’s a heck of a deal if the two promotions overlap. Read more ›

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