Today’s tech news: Amazon Updates Fire HD 10 tablet with type-C charging


The greatest individual from Amazon’s line of Fire tablets is getting an update: a revived Fire HD 10 tablet. It will keep the equivalent 10.1-inch screen and in general plan yet redesigns the internals with another processor, better battery life, and, in a first for an Amazon equipment item, USB-C for quick charging.


Amazon says that the new Fire HD 10 is presently 30 percent quicker, because of another processor, and it offers 20 percent better battery life, which are enormous enhancements over the old model, if those numbers hold up in reality. There’s additionally “improved” Wi-Fi, and microSD stockpiling has been extended to a limit of 512GB (up from 200GB on the more seasoned model). In conclusion, Amazon has at long last added USB-C to one of its tablets just because, which, notwithstanding being unmistakably increasingly advantageous to charge, likewise empowers quick charging on the Fire HD 10. There are likewise some new hues dusk blue, plum, and white notwithstanding the standard dark.

On the product side of things, Amazon isn’t evolving a lot. Despite everything it’ll run the equivalent tweaked variant of Android as Amazon’s different tablets, in spite of the fact that the organization is utilizing the jump start to reveal another image in-picture mode that will enable you to continue watching video content while in different applications. At the present time, just a couple applications are bolstered (like Amazon’s own Prime Video application and Netflix), yet more should include support after some time. The new element will dispatch with the Fire HD 10, yet it’ll advance toward the whole lineup in a future programming update.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, Amazon’s youngster well-disposed pack, presently offers another case (like the Fire HD 7 Kids Edition), which highlights an implicit movable represent effectively propping up the tablet. The remainder of the Kids Edition advantages are as yet the equivalent: a two-year broadened substitution program and a free year of Amazon’s hand-curated Free Time administration, which offers a great many premium applications, books, and TV shows and motion pictures for children just as cutting edge parental controls for checking and constraining time spent before a screen.


One thing Amazon isn’t changing is the value: the new Fire HD 10 will begin at the equivalent $149 as the old model, or $199 for the Kids Edition. The two items will transport on October 30th, with preorders beginning today.