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Make your Kindle Fire ready for a major update shortly

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is now all set for a newer update and upgrades.

After the release of the Amazon Kindle fire, the company has been set on making the next version of the kindle smarter, stronger and definitely bigger. Amazon, in order to compete with the Apple iPad has apparently been making some major changes in the device such as setting the next version would be a 10.1 inch tablet. Although the insider remains the same i.e. the Android OS and the features, the change in the processor has brought about a change making the device faster and equipped with a better battery life.

A post on DigiTimes exposed that a Taiwan based chassis-maker called “Catcher Technology” has now made a deal with Amazon for the supplying of the required parts. But, as of yet no specifications about the tablet from Amazon hasn’t been spoken of.

There have been rumors about the new Amazon tablet being larger have been around for a while now and seem to be quite justified. Talking about rumors, there are plenty more rumors about the version and the price of the Amazon Tab.

Amazon might take into consideration releasing both the versions of the tablet – the current sized and the 10 inch version together later this year. Some posts refer that the larger size will be round 8.9 inches which is not quite more that the current 7-inch size of the tab.

Making and selling the 10inch tablet device will have Amazon to increase its prices. The kindle fire has already been sold in millions and has now been considered the king of the cheap tablets while it secures the second position after the Apple iPad in terms of tablet sales. The difference between the sales of the Amazon Kindle fire and Apple iPad is pretty large. The sale of the two tablets has temporarily made the situation such as nobody else is selling tablets in the market, as of now.

The major reason behind the vast sales of the Amazon Kindle Fire was its grounded price of $199, thereby making nothing else in the market so competitive for the well-designed Kindle Fire with the support of the world’s biggest retailer behind it. The fellow competitors, Barnes & Noble had to bring about a new 8GB version of the Nook Tablet in order to match the kindle fire and act competitive. Earlier, the Nook tablet was a 16GB tablet priced for $250.

Believing the rumors of the DigiTimes, Amazon will have their new tablets ready by the third quarter, this year. Now at the end of the first quarter, Amazon has about six more months before it finishes the development work.

Amazon will now have to manage the update of the Kindle Fire and make a brand new version which is competitive and would save them time for the current versions.

Amazon has not got much in hand except for the battery upgrade and some tweaks in the OS.  Amazon can put-on a better processing power and memory but then the updates would cost them an extra throughout as they will have to save up time as the current versions of the tab.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)