After about 3 years, Amazon finally refreshed the most affordable Android tablet on the planet, Fire 7. The 12th Gen Fire 7 (2022) was announced in May and released in June. Many Fire tablet owners wonder about the difference between Fire 7 2022 and Fire 7 2019.
As a successor to the 9th Gen Fire 7 (2019), Fire 7 2022 offers some valuable upgrades and changes.
This Fire tablet guide explains the top 10 new features and improvements of Fire 7 2022 vs Fire 7 2019, including
- Fire OS 8
- Faster CPU and GPU
- More (double) RAM
- WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Longer battery life
- VP9 codecs
- Widevine DRM L1 support
- Inflation tax (just to make it 10)
Some comparison was also extended to the current Fire HD 8 (10th Gen) and Fire HD 10 (11th Gen) to help you decide whether Fire 7 2022 is the right tablet for you.
Fire OS 8
Fire 7 2022 is the first Amazon device that ships with Fire OS 8, which is based on Android 11.
As a comparison, Fire 7 2019 (9th Gen) was updated to Fire OS 7, which is based on Android 9. The latest Fire HD 8 (2020, 10th gen) and Fire HD 10 (2021, 11th gen) are also running on Fire OS 7.
Although the latest version of Android is Android 12, Android 11 is still a major leap from Android 9 (Android Pie).
Some of the Android 10 and Android 11 features will benefit all users. For example,
- Improved security and privacy options.
- Native screen recorder.
- System-wide dark theme.
You may check this guide on using new features in Fire OS 8.… Read the rest