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Amazon Fire Tablets

The all-new family of Fire Tablets brings a first-class entertainment experience with Alexa functionality, an updated user interface, deep integration of Amazon-exclusive services, and hundreds of new and upgraded features.

Amazon's developer tools empower you to create an immersive experience that connects with and entertains your audience. Publish your existing app or game, or build something new today.

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Development frameworks and tools

Android development

Fire tablet apps utilize the same tools, IDEs, and APIs that you already use for Android development.

Cross-platform frameworks

Download plugins and extensions for the following cross-platform engines: Unity, Adobe Air, Cordova. Xamarin, Marmalade.

Fire App builder

Build Java-based apps without developing all the code yourself. This framework uses Android Studio and offers monetization and analytics features.

Web development

Develop HTML5 web apps to run on Fire tablets. You have several options for structuring your web apps for the Amazon Appstore.

Engage your customers with dynamic content

Beautiful page layouts

The home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, apps and games, video, music, audiobooks, and periodicals—each page presents an engaging layout akin to the beautiful pages of a magazine, making apps and games the center of the tablet experience. Get started

Dynamic content lists

Within the Amazon Appstore experience, we have replaced the static menu of apps with a dynamic content list that is personalized for each individual customer. Get started

Fire tablets

Fire HD 8 Tablet (2020)

Fire HD 8 has a vibrant 8” HD display, 2X the storage, 2 GB of RAM, and 30% faster performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor. Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with the enhanced wifi. Enjoy downloaded content all day with the 12-hour battery life. USB-C for easier charging when you need to power back up.

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Fire HD 10 with Alexa Hands-Free (2019)

Meet the all-new Fire HD 10, the latest generation of our largest tablet, running on Amazon’s latest operating system Fire OS 7 (based on Android 9 Pie). Developer-friendly hardware improvements include a new, faster processor, new, faster charging and longer battery life, enhanced dual band Wi-Fi, and new picture-in-picture. With a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, customers can easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web. On top of everything else, the Fire HD 10 also includes Alexa Hands-Free. Just ask Alexa to open an app or game, play or pause a video, find music, dim the lights, set a timer, show your calendar, and more, simply by using your voice. Read more

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Fire 7 Tablet (2019)

The Fire 7 tablet features a 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi for a bright picture with vivid colors, providing a great viewing experience from all angles. Compared to previous generations, Fire 7 boasts faster CPU, GPU, and RealTek voice DSP to support the always-ready hands-free Alexa experience. The tablet runs on Amazon’s Fire OS 6 operating system (which is based on Android Nougat). Additional upgrades include 2x more available storage (16GB and 32GB memory configurations) and a 2MP front-facing camera with 720p HD recording. The fast quad-core processor consists of 4 high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance.

Fire OS

Fire OS is the operating system that runs Amazon Fire TV and tablet devices. Fire OS is a fork of Android, so if your app runs on Android, it will most likely run on Amazon Fire devices too. Just as there are multiple Android versions, there are also multiple Fire OS versions. The latest version is Fire OS 7, which is based on Android 9 Pie (API level 28). Fire OS 6 is based on Android 7.1 (API level 25), and Fire OS 5 is based on Android 5.1 (API level 22). You can see the different versions in Identifying Fire Tablets.

Simply drag and drop your Android APK into the App Testing Service and get compatibility results in 90 seconds or less. We try to keep parity with Android development practices as much as possible, reducing any learning curve for the Amazon Appstore.