It's my favorite time of year, Fire friends, when Amazon releases details of its newest addition to the Fire tablet family.
The last time the Fire 7 tablet received an update was three years ago in 2019, so I've been looking forward to seeing what would change.
It looks like there are several great improvements - and also a bit of a bump in the price, from $49.99 to $59.99 (and from £49.99 to £59.99 in the UK).
Nevertheless, this is still one of the cheapest tablets you can buy anywhere - and still great value for money!
Here's a look at what's new...
The twelfth generation has arrived and the Fire 7 tablet has received a few enhancements that I can't wait to try out.
USB-C charging is faster, whilst the symmetrical shape of the connector makes it much easier to plug in. This is because it can be inserted either way. It is also far more common these days than the outdated micro-USB port of its predecessor.
According to the release details, the tablet comes packaged with a 5W power adapter.
Here's the rest of what's changed.
The cameras remain unchanged, with 2MP front and rear. Although this may be a little disappointing, it's not really surprising at this price point.
Storage, too, remains that same at 16GB for the base version, although this can be increased with a microSD card up to 1TB.
This fab little tablet is available to pre-order NOW and will begin shipping on June 29th.
I can't wait to get mine and will share my review as soon as I've tried it out.
A couple of days after announcing the release of the All-New Fire 7 Tablet, Amazon also revealed that it will shop with a brand new operating system - OS 8.
Based on Android 10 and Android 11, this is quite an upgrade on the current (outdated!) Fire OS 7. And it will bring a couple of nice improvements.
These will include:
At the time of writing (May 2022) this is the ONLY Fire that will run this cool new operating system!
The Kids Edition - aimed at children between 3 and 7 years old - has had a refresh too, and you can now choose the storage capacity - either 16GB or 32GB.
Your purchase includes one year of Amazon Kids+, which allows your little ones to access to suitable books, videos, audio books, games and apps.
The Kids version still comes with a 2 year guarantee, which is an excellent bonus and allows you to buy with a lot more confidence. It is available in red, blue and purple.
As much as I'm looking forward to trying out the new Fire 7 and telling you what I like (and don't like! ) I'm looking forward to hearing your opinions, too.
If you order one of these new Fire tablets for 2022, please let me know what you think - good and bad - so I can share your experiences with other readers.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
I ♥ My Fire!