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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 is not the only device that we expect Amazon will bring today, but it seems like the one device we’re most certain we’ll see. Rumor has it that Amazon will unveil a smartphone along with its second-generation 7-inch Fire, so there’s definitely a lot to be excited about.

The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 on the other hand is now said to be a tablet based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The original Fire tablet was based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a heavy overlay on top of it. A more refined and streamlined version of Amazon’s skin is still expected, but this time on top of ICS.

Interestingly, hours before the big Amazon event, the name "AmazonKFTT" instead of the much simpler earlier "AmazonKindleFire" has surfaced in an app hardware usage logs.

We’re curious to see whether the smoothness of Jelly Bean will arrive to the Kindle Fire, so stay tuned for the event which kicks off in less than three hours, but in the meantime do let us know - what do you expect out of the new Fire?

source: Engadget

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:37 5

1. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


No thanks. Unless it costs $100 dollars, I will stick with the Nexus.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:57 1

7. AppleIsGod (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


if the price of the phone is around 300 bucks, it will be a bigger success than any other phone.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:05 3

10. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


This is about the tablet not the phone, you should keep up with the Article you are commenting on.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:37 4

2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


The first Nexus 7 competitor, huh?

Most likely, those two are gonna kick everything else out of the 7-inch market, and, while the Nexus 7 will be the choice for Android-geeks and hi-tech fans, the Kindle Fire 2 will attract mass consumers with its content.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:46 2

3. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


The same content that is already available via the Kindle App on the Nexus 7?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:50

5. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


I dunno, im European.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 16:53

15. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


i agree with @TheLibertine even though @phitch is right because the mass of consumers knows the name amazon and if the object is to live within the Amazon Ecosystem (books music and shopping) the kindle is an easy choice because they dont need to spend the time aggregating the necessary apps. simple people need simple products.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:48 2

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


If amazon is smart they will take the nexus 7 and improve on it. But being a consumer in your face product... but I will say.. I see ALOT of nexus 7 commericals and I see people at walmart and best buy looking at it over the kindle fire

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 09:54

6. threed61 (Posts: 134; Member since: 27 May 2011)


What Walmarts and Best Buys carry the Nexus 7? And both stopped carrying the Fire months ago.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:01

9. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


the Kindle Fire was Out Of Stock rmb?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:00 1

8. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You mean before it's heavily skinned the heck out into oblivion of course? Nah, I'm good with securing a Nexus 7 in which I can sample both sides of the market.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:31 1

11. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


If you get a Nexus 7 instead of this you get, full android 4.1, Google Play, Tegra 3, 32gbs on onboard storage, and overall a much better device

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:10

14. MAS10X (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Nexus 7 only comes in 8gb and 16gb, if I'm not mistaken... Unfortunately, that is not taking into account the initial software, which lowers the memory quite some.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 10:57

12. shamatuu (Posts: 151; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Why over ICS? are they even trying?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:37 1

13. Doakie (Posts: 1328; Member since: 06 May 2009)


OMG KFTT? Do I hear Kindle Fire Twin Turbo? Lol

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