INTRO: Amazon has released Android Pie-based Fire OS 7 for the Fire HD 8 (8th-gen) released in 2018 and Fire 7 (9th-gen) released in 2019. The same OS runs two of the company’s latest tablets, the hearth HD 8 (10th-gen) and therefore the Fire HD 10 (9th-gen), both of which released earlier this year. Amazon didn’t release detailed changelogs, but during a post on its support pages, said that the updates include general improvements and performance enhancements.
Thanks to Android Pie, you’d expect the slates to possess Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support for video, notification channels, more granular app permissions, enhanced battery life, and more. According to Android Police, the incoming software doesn’t just bring basic visual changes unlike the recent Fire OS 6 update for the company’s 2017 tablet lineup, but comes with actual feature enhancements, because of the change within the underlying version of Android from Nougat to Pie.
Amazon is yet to announce any details about the rollout, so it’s not immediately clear whether the update is out there universally, or if it’s just started rolling call at phases and is merely available to some users or in select markets. Either way, albeit it’s not automatically available on your device yet, you’ll still install it during a few simple steps.
Firstly, re-evaluate to the Amazon Help site, select your Fire tablet model, and tap on the ‘Download Software Update’ link for that device. Once the download is complete, transfer the ‘bin’ file to the basis directory on your Fire tablet. After that, you’ll attend Settings > System Update and ensure the installation. In case you’re wondering where the ‘root directory’ is, it’s the situation that contains the Alarms, Books, and DCIM folders.