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Old 09-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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New Kindle Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"

Amazon announced a new OS to run on the latest 2013 edition Kindle Fire HDX and the new Fire HD. Here's the press release:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....759&highlight=

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Brings hundreds of platform updates and exclusive new features, including the Mayday button, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, 1-Tap Archive, Cloud Collections, Quiet Time, Optimizing Download Manager, and Social Integration with Goodreads and Facebook

New enterprise and productivity features—including printing, email conversation view, enterprise encryption and mobile device management—BYOD support

Apps and games built for Android are compatible with Fire OS

Fire OS 3.0 available exclusively on the all-new Kindle Fire HD & Kindle Fire HDX tablets
Seems odd that the new OS works with the new Fire HD but not the previous HD.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Seems odd that the new OS works with the new Fire HD but not the previous HD.
I agree. It looks to be a marketing ploy to get Fire HD users to upgrade to the HDX. Definitely not a customer friendly move.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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It might be too soon to pounce on Amazon for lack of support of the previous HD. They may not have had time to thoroughly test it out before announcement.

I'm thoroughly pleased with my rooted KFHD running Nova Launcher and Google Play. (special offers and auto-update disabled). Mojito would have to offer something really drool-worthy for me to move beyond what I have.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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It might be too soon to pounce on Amazon for lack of support of the previous HD. They may not have had time to thoroughly test it out before announcement.
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Fire OS 3.0 is available exclusively on the all-new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX...
The "new" FHD is nothing more than the "old" FHD wrapped in a new case. There's nothing to test out.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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The "new" FHD is nothing more than the "old" FHD wrapped in a new case. There's nothing to test out.
If they took out storage and the camera, odds are the mobo is different.
Give it a while before going ballistic. The OS might be "exclusive" for now but bits and pieces might show up in an update for the older models. If not the whole package.
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They do claim a different chipset inside (faster graphics, etc).

However, nothing new - they did exactly this when the "new" Kindle Fire came out, leaving the original in the dust (and the older OS on this one actually worked better).

I am hoping that the new version will let me see my library again (impossible on the current gen of tablets, unless I want to wait a half-hour or more). I can access things on the carousel or favorites and the wait isn't horrid for non-books, but viewing books is a no-go.
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