The new Fire 7 Kids Edition features the same dual-band Wi-Fi and longer battery life as the standard Fire 7, and it comes with 16GB of storage, front and rear cameras, and a kid-proof case.
Amazon's voice assistant Alexa being integrated with the Amazon Fire range is perhaps the most exciting element for those in the United Kingdom - the USA got the feature a year ago - and it allows you to do nearly anything you can on the Echo or Echo Dot, but on your tablet instead. Amazon could move a lot of OLED TVs on Prime Day with a deeper discount, bringing the price down to $2,499.99. The 8-inch model now costs US$80 for a 16 GB configuration and US$110 for 32 GB of storage.
Just like on the Fire TV stick, Alexa can also control your smart home devices, like your Philips Hue lights or thermostat. Alexa was introduced on Amazon tablets in the US past year.
Then there are the Kids Editions of these tablets - $100/£100/120 for the 7 model and $130/£130/140 for the 8.
Amazon also announced it's bringing Alexa to the United Kingdom on new tablets and as an update for current users in the coming weeks. All four members of the trio will begin shipping on June 7th, and Amazon will knock 20 percent from the price if you buy more than three in one go. The pricing of Fire 7 is about $49.99 whereas Fire 8 will cost about $79.99. This complete package retails for $129.99, $30 more than the Fire 7 Kids Edition. Parents can also take advantage of world-class parental controls with Amazon FreeTime, the service that encourages learning before play and gives parents the ability to set educational goals and screen time limits by content type, including innovative features like Learn First and Bedtime.
Amazon also updated its 8-inch Fire HD 8 with a slightly new design. For the most part, tablets are now commodity items handed out for free with mobile phone contracts and given to small children as affordable Christmas presents. The tablets will have Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor that could quickly and easily switch between apps. The tablet comes with a two-year warranty. Amazon's doubled the starting storage in the 7-inch tablet from 8GB to 16GB, and the newer, bigger version packs 32GB of space. The Amazon Fire platform will even add broadcast channel names in among the streaming app content in the "Recents" area of the smart platform, allowing for quick skipping between streamed canned content and broadcast TV shows or sports events.