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Initial post: Sep 9, 2012 7:51:49 PM PDT
Francis says:
Hello amazon.com im a user of kindle fire 1st and Im asking to My self...

If kindle fire owners make a great value to amazon and big challenge with apple buying a kindle fire why they are not updateing own KF from 6.3.2 to an other edition?
I think we want to have a new mail exchange activate a bluetooth and posibility to conect a keyboard or make and accesories to do that.

A lot of students bought this tablet to study and that in us and latin america are a potential markets. And to have thoose I think is ridiculous buy a new one. By the price.

So if KF it was so fantastic for your first media tablet... when you are going to update our kindle fire to next software? ??
Thanks waiting that..
What do you think costumers???

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 7:58:47 PM PDT
L. Hill says:
Um....small minor point.....bluetooth would not be a software update....but a hardware addition.......not sure there are any software updates coming that we "old" fire users don't already have....

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:00:21 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Don't count on a software update, they do not generally update the older models with the software of the new models. Look at the K2 and K3 they have different versions of software and different features.

If you want the new features you will have to purchase the new model.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:00:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2012 8:01:48 PM PDT
Tommy C. says:
well, they might be able to update the software to give a new email client. Unfortunately, as I highly doubt that there is a bluetooth radio in the 1st generation Fires, there will never be an update that would allow you to wirelessly connect a keyboard.

I have to say, though, that I am continually mystified at the people who bought the first Fires and now think that, somehow, Amazon owes them a free upgrade to the new software. Let me clarify: I got a Fire on the very first day they were released, and I loved it. I never went anywhere without it. But, two months ago, when all the rumors about the next Fire were starting to heat up, I knew that I was going to want one. So I sold my first Fire and put the money in savings. I have been without my Fire for two months now, but I knew that, if I wanted the next generation Fire, that I would need to sell my old one. I didn't demand that Amazon buy my first Fire back, or allow a trade in. Nor did I expect that Amazon would just give me a free upgrade to whatever the new version of the software was. I took personal responsibility and sold my Fire (at a small loss), and saved my money in anticipation.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:07:18 PM PDT
Original Fire $200. Resolutionary New iPad $500.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:10:44 PM PDT
Good Heavens! A grownup!

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:12:21 PM PDT
L. Hill says:
Way to go Tom...me...I waited on the first fire for 2 days...on the 8.9 I managed to wait a whole 2 minutes!!! I got exactly what I saw with the first Fire...adn can't wait till I get the new one. I kept the original...it will become the family "community" toy once the new one gets here...as I use mine in my job, I couldn't be without it (actually...I didn't WANT to be without it).

Old Rocker..."resolutionary"...you made a resolution about the iPad? What was it! hahahaha......mine, I think, was same as yours...spend $200, not $500+.......cool thing is...went with "Resolutionary" new Fire...at $369...and still coming off cheaper than iPad...hahaha

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:12:22 PM PDT
Where?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:17:55 PM PDT
Tommy C. says:
I know how you feel. At $369, you must be talking about the 32GB wifi Fire HD. That's the one that I decided to go with, too. I was absolutely blown away with how powerful the new HDs are and how low the prices are. I am so excited that I can hardly wait.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:20:56 PM PDT
Look on the iPad store. Resolutionary is the new tag line. I was mocking it, and deservedly so, I think. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:23:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2012 8:24:20 PM PDT
YepIt'sBecky says:
Why do you find it unreasonable, after all when B&N came out with the Nook Tablet they upgraded the software of the Nook Color and have maintained updates right along with the Nook Tablet. Apple has updated the software of the 3gs and 4 to ios 5 when the 4s came out with ios 5, which included the ipad and ipad 2 when the ipad 3 came out.

If their competitors can do this why not Amazon.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:32:50 PM PDT
Amazon has upgraded the Fire OS 3 times.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:33:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2012 8:35:56 PM PDT
Just Theo says:
While I do think that the people who own the kindles should get some updates, I can understand why Amazon isn't doing it right now. They may add the support for existing owners in the future, but if not it sort of makes sense. I'm not talking about how they are doing this on purpose to make you buy a new one. These things are already marked to sell as a loss or break even. They didn't price them to pay for the cost to Amazon for upgrading. These kind of upgrades take time and money, need to be tested etc. Some of these upgrades may come out, you never know. But just the same, look at it this way: Competition charges $500 for cheapest comparable version, Amazon charges $199. Competition comes out with new version in a year that also costs $500. Competition provides some software upgrades to original version (and lets be honest, they only provide updates in software to a certain point. My cell phone is only 18 months old and only had one OS upgrade, there have been 2 more since then). So, competition has made $300 more than Amazon off their original device to use towards developing software upgrades. Amazon would be further in the hole with paying for developers to upgrade. Not to mention, competition has lots of people buying the latest greatest version, meaning that the $300 they got from the first device was profit AND they now have another $300 from your second purchase. So even if you stuck with the original competition and spent $500, you are still saving money by buying Amazon's first device and then paying for the second device as an upgrade.....$398 spent in 2 years time is still cheaper than spending $500 and hanging onto the device for 2 years.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:33:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2012 8:35:52 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Who says Amazon won't do this? NO ONE KNOWS. Amazon does not announce anything until they are ready to do it. So sitting and complaining is not doing anyone any good. The Fire does exactly what it is supposed to do. If Amazon decides to update with new features that would just be a bonus. Not a requirement.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:35:52 PM PDT
Francis says:
So they have to upgrade again ... kindle fire hd offer more thinks in the software as me can have too

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 8:36:21 PM PDT
Just Theo says:
huh?

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 8:37:56 PM PDT
L. Hill says:
Resolutionary? Seriously? Sorry...that's funny, I don't care who you are!!! haha...I thought you just mis-keyed...
"Be It Resolved"...

Tom - yeah, went with 32GB wifi only...I'm rarely in spot where wifi is not available...and if it is, I have my smartphone...so in total, I will have spent $568, will have 2 devices, both very functional...and less than I would have paid for a single iPad...

Oh...I get it..."resolution" as in pixel resolution....ok...so I'm slow tonite!!! hahaha....

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 12:37:59 PM PDT
Well, I would say that there is a certain amount of support that should be expected from Amazon with the Kindle Fire that isn't necessarily the case for previous Kindles.
If nothing else, the system should see security updates for the OS and Web Browser that weren't really needed on the previous kindles.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 9:49:08 PM PST
Adamant says:
It may have been a long time since any posts have been made but I think I have a valid point here. The kindle fire OS is geared to make purchasing from Amazon easy and convenient so that it might occur more often and lead to better profits for Amazon. Like it was mentioned earlier they're not making a huge profit off of the devices themselves so this is important. Now, without an update it may start to feel like Amazon has forgotten about the original kindle fire users. So rooting and loading it with one of the new versions of aneroid may start to become more appealing as they are under constant development and have more apps available to them. Up to this point I have kept the original OS on the device, but if I don't see an update in the next couple months I might seriously consider playing around with this.

Posted on May 16, 2013 8:25:56 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2013 8:47:12 PM PDT
fdalbor says:
I have an original and a new 7"HD. As long as my original can get and run the apps I need I will not root it. When it can't I may give it a shot. I have seen quite a few bricked by a slight error in the rooting process.
Its not as simple and forward as it's made to appear. As they are no longer made and the second generation uses Ice Cream there is not alot of development in the rooting process for them. fdalbor
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