As well as officially launching their new Amazon Kindle Voyage E-Reader and a new touchscreen Kindle for $79, Amazon has also launched their new Fire OS 4 Sangria operating system.
Amazon Fire OS 4 Sangria will be shipped pre-loaded on the companies new Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets, as well as being available over-the-air as a free download for all 3rd generation Amazon Fire tablets.
Fire OS 4 is based on Google’s Android KitKat operating system and includes ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) which predicts the movies and TV episodes you may want to watch.
Other features of Fire OS 4 include the ability to add support for profiles, enabling different members of your family to access their own home screens, Facebook or Twitter accounts, games, all from a single tablet, making it much easier to share one device.
“When we think about Fire OS, we start with what matters to customers—ease of use and performance,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “Fire OS 4 improves in both of these areas, and deeply integrates software, content, and the Cloud to deliver services that are only available fromAmazon, includingFamily Library, Firefly, and free cloud storage for photos.”
“Fire OS is not just a device OS—it deeply integrates with the Amazon cloud to further improve performance and ease-of-use, to enable cross-platform syncing, and to power services that require more processing than is possible on a mobile device. Examples of new cloud services in Fire OS 4 include Family Library so you can share your apps, games, audiobooks, books, and Prime Instant Video content with other members of your household; Firefly so you can identify and take action on artwork, text, and audio instantly—available for over 100 million items; and free unlimited storage in Cloud Drive for photos taken on Fire devices.”
For more information on the new Amazon Fire OS 4 Sangria jump over to the Amazon press release for details.