Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
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?
1. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
No thanks. Unless it costs $100 dollars, I will stick with the Nexus.
7. AppleIsGod (Posts: 48; 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.
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.
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.
3. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
The same content that is already available via the Kindle App on the Nexus 7?
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.
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1167; 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
6. threed61 (Posts: 114; Member since: 27 May 2011)
What Walmarts and Best Buys carry the Nexus 7? And both stopped carrying the Fire months ago.
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.
11. kshell1 (Posts: 1117; 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
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.
13. Doakie (Posts: 722; Member since: 06 May 2009)
OMG KFTT? Do I hear Kindle Fire Twin Turbo? Lol