The Amazon Fire Kids Edition is a tablet in Amazon’s Fire range that is specifically designed for kids (from 3 years). The device has a rugged design, 7-inch display, quad-core processor and several other features tailored to kids. It is to a great extent a stripped-down version of the Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10.
Where to Buy Fire Tablet for Kids
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Amazon did a good job on this tablet given its target market. The Fire Kids Edition features a very durable construction and has undergone tumble test of ruggedness like other new Fire tablets.
In addition, the Amazon Fire tablet comes with a Kid-Proof Case that enables it withstand drops, bumps and other conditions to which children can subject such a device. For extra peace of mind, Amazon will offer a two-year, worry-free guarantee that will get the tablet replaced if it breaks or develops a fault.
Display and Camera
Amazon Fire Kids Edition packs in a 7-inch diagonal display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The IPS display should offer your little ones great viewing experience when watching movies or playing games.
The kid-focused tablet is fitted with a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera with HD video recording capability. There is also a front-facing camera for selfies and video calls to you and other family members.
Hardware and Software
A quad-core processor sees to all the heavy lifting on Amazon Fire Kids Edition. The processor, which is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM, ensures fast app launch as well as smooth games and videos, according to Amazon.
Like the other newly-unveiled Fire tablets, the Fire Kids runs on the latest Fire OS 5 Bellini, Amazon’s own customised version of Android Lollipop. The operating system comes with a new user interface and numerous new features as well as access to a vast array of content.
By default, the Fire Kids Edition boots in Amazon FreeTime, which is specially designed for kids. The background and font colours are tailored to the preference of children.
Your kids are only able to see content you have granted them access to. You can also create up to four profiles, one for each child, specifying permitted content offering for each one. Amazon says parents will be able to take the slate out of FreeTime environment for own use by entering a password.
Amazon Fire Kids Edition offers access to unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included.
Amazon Fire Kids Edition has onboard storage capacity of 8 GB, extendable up to 128 GB via the microSD card slot.
Pricing & Availability
Amazon Fire Kids Edition is now available for pre-order at the Amazon.com website and will start shipping from September 30, 2015. However, Amazon warns that due to popular demand orders may ship later than that date. Price starts at $99.99.
Amazon Fire Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire Tablet:
- Platform: Fire OS 5 (based on Android)
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Blue or Pink (Kid-Proof Case)
- Dimension: 219.0 x 138.0 x 25.5 mm
- Weight: 405 g
- SIM Type: N/A
- SIM Count: N/A
- Display: 7.0-inch IPS Touch Display, 600 x 1024 pixels (171ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 2 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features:
- Front Camera: VGA Camera
- Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage (5GB available to user)
- Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Unlimited Cloud Storage for Amazon Content
- 2G GSM: No
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: No
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: No
- EDGE: No
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: No
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes with A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: No
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Book & File Support: Yes, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes, Stereo jack
- Navigation: Yes, Wi-Fi based
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes (via Wi-Fi)
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 7 hours of mixed use