Amazon Fire HD 10
Fire HD 10. © Amazon.
Amazon announced the 11th generation of its Fire HD tablet, which can be pre-ordered today for delivery from May 26. The Fire HD 10 model has a powerful 8-core processor, with 50% more RAM (3 GB), a brighter 1920 x 1200 screen, an updated design, 12 hours of battery life and up to 64 GB of internal storage expandable to 1 TB via a microSD card, all for just 200 CAD. The HD 10 Plus model offers a little more RAM (4 GB), wireless charging and a slate-colored soft-touch finish for 180 USD (this model is not currently offered on Amazon.ca). A wireless charging station, produced by Anker, is offered as an option for an extra 30 USD. A “productivity” offer includes a removable keyboard that doubles as a case, a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal and 1 TB of online storage on OneDrive. (We still don’t know whether this pack will be available in Canada, but you can find it for 220 USD on the US market.) The tablets work with Fire OS, a fork of Android developed by Amazon. Instead of the Google environment, the tablets use the Amazon App Store and Alexa Assistant, backed up with the gamut of Amazon’s services. The 11th generation, still running on Fire OS 7, is based on Android 9 Pie. This system is no longer cutting edge: it dates from 2018…
⇨ The Verge, Sam Byford, “Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet has slimmer bezels and better specs.”