Amazon has announced a Fire OS 3.1 update for the new generation of
Kindle tablets that include the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
The Fire OS 3.1 update is free and is available over-the-air. The
company noted that the update will be delivered automatically to the
Kindle Fire tablets in the coming weeks; users can check for updates
Some of the major
features added in the Fire OS 3.1 update include deeper integration with
Goodreads, the community of book lovers; Second Screen, which will
wirelessly stream video content from the tablet to a big-screen TV,
compatible with PlayStation 3 and Samsung TVs (PlayStation 4 to be added
later this year), and enhanced enterprise features, which manages
security certificates and connect to company's Wi-Fi network and even
adds remote VPN capabilities.
Amazon has also released the changelog
for the Fire OS 3.1 update. Some of the changes expected in the update
include Cloud Collections, which helps users organise books, newspapers,
magazines, and apps in customized collections for easy reference; voice
dictation, which converts speech to text and is available in all
languages when online, while only supporting US English when offline;
1-Tap archive and 1-Tap store, which will free space on the Kindle Fire
tablet by clearing the unused items and will also stores them in the
cloud for later retrieval; adds supports for wireless printing of
photos, PDF, e-mails, contacts, calendar and docs with the help of
Kindle Fire tablets, and also includes performance and battery
improvements with bug fixes.
Commenting on the Fire OS 3.1 update
announcement, Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle said, "The
response to our new family of Kindle Fire tablets has been fantastic,
and we're excited to add new features we think our customers will love.
This free, over-the-air Fire OS update brings new features like
Goodreads integration, Second Screen, Cloud Collections, enterprise
support, wireless printing, and more."