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Amazon's new Fire OS update brings picture-in-picture and more to Fire TV

8 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Amazon barely said a word about it amid this week's Echo smart speaker announcements and squabbles with Google over YouTube videos , but there's a new version of the company's Android-based Fire OS headed to the Fire TV. The bulk of the details are relatively hidden in Amazon's developer documentation , where the company announced Fire OS 6 will be based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Unfortunately, it looks as though you can only update to the new system if you have the third-generation Fire TV. As Amazon says on the developer page, "At this time, the previous Fire TV devices will not uplevel...
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Amazon's Fire OS updated to Nougat with introduction of version 6

Amazon's Fire OS updated to Nougat with introduction of version 6

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Amazon's Fire OS, which runs on all of its Fire tablets and Fire streaming sticks/boxes , is finally getting an upgrade to 7.1.2 Nougat. While this forked version of Android is a pretty big step up from Fire OS 5 (which is based on Lollipop or Marshmallow depending on the device), unfortunately, version 6 won't be rolling out to many devices...
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Amazon announces Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Amazon announces Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

8 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Amazon has just announced its new Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The new version of the OS runs on the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3, but previous Fire TV devices (Fire TV Stick Gen 1 and 2, Fire TV Gen 1 and 2, and Fire TV Edition) will remain on Fire OS 5, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Unfortunately, the company confirmed that at this time, the previous Fire TV models will not be updated to the new Fire OS 6. There's no mention of the Fire tablets though. Now that we've clarified that, let's see what new features Fire OS 6 is supposed to bring.
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Amazon's Nougat-Based Fire OS 6 Is Here And It's Got PiP Mode

Amazon's Nougat-Based Fire OS 6 Is Here And It's Got PiP Mode

8 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Amazon's Nougat-based Fire OS 6 is here and it's got PiP mode, that is, if you're running a Fire TV device that has Fire OS 6, as Amazon notes that this is one of the features that will be coming to Fire TV with this new version of the software. While Picture-in-Picture mode will be supported on Fire TV with Fire OS 6, these devices may not get multi-window as this wasn't a feature mentioned in Amazon's Developers blog post, despite multi-window being a feature that came along with Android Nougat when Google launched it. Also worth mentioning is that right now Amazon hasn't mentioned...
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Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus May Include 3D Face Scanner, In-Display...

Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus May Include 3D Face Scanner, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Triple Lens Camera

It's not to soon to speculate about the particular features that will be standard for the next iteration of Samsung's flagship phone line, the Galaxy S series. Currently one of... Read more ...

Rogers BlackBerry KEYone to receive Android Oreo beginning June 28th; U.S...

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Outlook gains new image options on Android devices

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Amazon launches its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app on iOS after five years

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Westworld game publisher Warner Bros. hit with lawsuit for ripping off...

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Snapchat's Spectacles receive update that allows users to share videos and...

Snapchat's Spectacles receive update that allows users to share videos and pictures in new formats

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Tinder tests new 'Picks' feature that saves time by giving you curated...

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