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), of course, Fire 7 2022 offers some valuable upgrading 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)
Fire OS 8
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.
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Some of the Android 10 and Android 11 features will benefit all users, for example,
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