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Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed for next Amazon Kindle Fire HD

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:39

Not long ago, a rumor was thrown on the table suggesting that the next-gen Kindle Fire HD by Amazon could brag with top-notch hardware specs and upgraded high-resolution displays. Well, this rumor might very well be on the right track, judging by another piece of evidence that just surfaced. An unknown Amazon device running Android 4.2.2 has appeared on GFX Bench...

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:49 3

1. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

Nexus 7 2013 is screwed?
I wonder about the price though ?_?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:05

4. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)

I don't think the Nexus 7 is screwed. Not if Amazon's tablet price is more than $300....which would be really cheap with those specs. I suspect it will be around $399+

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:51

6. imkyle (Posts: 1084; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Just think. October we will have Key lime Pie on our Nexus 7's

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:54 1

7. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Nah... nex7 2013 are a safe win already due to its guaranteed AOSP longevity + bootloader alone. Not even a more badass SoC like a Snapdragon 800 on a POS of a locked bootloader Kindle Fire HD can touch it even if it's gonna be cheaper.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:51 2

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Nexus 7 II or nothing at all.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 21:25 1

3. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

The hardware is good, but will they mutilate the software? Let's hope not...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:16

5. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

I agree, The skin they place on top of android is just too much. If they want to compete in the high end tablet division, they have to do something about that skin

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