Kindle Fire Improvements

KindleFireHDThere are some major key improvements between the Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD tablets, some of which are minor tweaks while other changes are very noticeable improvements. Some of the most noticeable right away include the screen display. The Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD display content via a 7″ LCD screen; however Kindle Fire HD has a richer pixel count at 1,280 pixels x 800 pixels with 216 PPI. Compared to the pixel count of 1024 x 600 with a 169 PPI rate, the Kindle Fire HD presents a richer quality video format.

Although the screens of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD are the same size, the weight and size of the tablets differ slightly. The original Kindle Fire is surprisingly smaller than the HD version; however the HD version is 1.5cm thinner.

The Kindle Fire and HD version both possess a boasting processing unit as well as memory capabilities; although the Kindle Fire HD has some improved features with the OMAP 4460 processor. This is essentially the same 1.2GHz dual-core processor as the Kindle Fire except the OMAP 4460 has a finely tuned graphics sector. Alongside the processing abilities are the RAM and removable memory options. While both the original and the HD version have 1GB RAM, the Kindle Fire HD can be ordered as a 16GB or 32GB unit compared to a standard 8GB Kindle Fire.

One of the most noted changes on the Kindle Fire HD is the addition of a front-facing 1.3 megapixels video camera. With a camera, the Kindle Fire HD is able to support video calling as well as capture HD photos. Both Kindle Fire and the HD version operate on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, although the HD version’s is modified.


The device battery life duration varies from types of activities performed on the Kindle devices; Wi-Fi is also another factor that can determine the life of the battery. However, the Kindle Fire HD is reported to maintain over 11 hours of continuous use with Wi-Fi turned off compared to 9 hours of operation with the Kindle Fire. The Wi-Fi connection of the Kindle Fire HD has an improved HD dual-antenna which is able to download videos and stream content quicker than a standard Wi-Fi connection.