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

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


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15 Comments

1. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

7. AppleIsGod

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 27, 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: Mar 06, 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: Jan 15, 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: Mar 06, 2012

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

5. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I dunno, im European.

15. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 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: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

9. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

the Kindle Fire was Out Of Stock rmb?

8. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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: Jul 26, 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.

12. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Why over ICS? are they even trying?

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

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