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Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and USB-C

The greatest member of Amazon’s line of Fire tablets is getting an replace: a refreshed Fire HD 10 pill. It will preserve the identical 10.1-inch display screen and general design however overhauls the internals with a brand new processor, higher battery life, and, in a primary for an Amazon {hardware} product, USB-C for quick charging.

Amazon says that the brand new Fire HD 10 is now 30 % sooner, because of a brand new processor, and it gives 20 % higher battery life, that are huge enhancements over the outdated mannequin, if these numbers maintain up in the actual world. There’s additionally “enhanced” Wi-Fi, and microSD storage has been expanded to a most of 512GB (up from 200GB on the older mannequin). Lastly, Amazon has lastly added USB-C to one among its tablets for the primary time, which, along with being much more handy to cost, additionally allows quick charging on the Fire HD 10. There are additionally some new colours — twilight blue, plum, and white — along with the usual black.

Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and USB-C

On the software program facet of issues, Amazon isn’t altering a lot. It’ll nonetheless run the identical personalized model of Android as Amazon’s different tablets, though the corporate is utilizing the launch to roll out a brand new picture-in-picture mode that may let you preserve watching video content material whereas in different apps. Right now, only some apps are supported (like Amazon’s personal Prime Video app and Netflix), however extra ought to add help over time. The new characteristic will launch with the Fire HD 10, nevertheless it’ll make its solution to the complete lineup in a future software program replace.

Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and USB-C

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, Amazon’s child-friendly bundle, now gives a brand new case (much like the Fire HD 7 Kids Edition), which includes a built-in adjustable stand for simply propping up the pill. The remainder of the Kids Edition perks are nonetheless the identical: a two-year prolonged alternative program and a free yr of Amazon’s hand-curated FreeTime service, which gives 1000’s of premium apps, books, and TV exhibits and flicks for youths in addition to superior parental controls for monitoring and limiting time spent in entrance of a display screen.

One factor Amazon isn’t altering is the value: the brand new Fire HD 10 will begin on the identical $149 because the outdated mannequin, or $199 for the Kids Edition. Both merchandise will ship on October 30th, with preorders beginning right this moment.

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