Difference between Kindle Fire 1st and 2nd Generation

Key Difference: Kindle Fire 1st Generation called Fire OS 1 was released on September 28, 2011. Whereas, Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, a mini PC was released on September 14, 2012.

Kindle, an e-book reader, is developed and marketed by Amazon.com. The release date of the Amazon e-book reader device was November 19, 2007. An e-book reader is essentially a mobile electronic device whose main use is for reading digital e-books and periodicals. The word Kindle was taken from the context of ‘kindling a fire’.

Kindle Fire is basically a LCD tablet computer, which was released on November 15, 2011. It follows the similar brand name of Amazon Kindle, but the features are totally different from the basic Kindle e-book reader. Kindle Fire is well-advanced; it is great for images, video and shorter reading sessions.

The Kindle Fire 1st Generation called Fire OS 1 was released on September 28, 2011. It has a touch screen display with IPS color. It does not have any 3G application, but can only access Wi-Fi. It also lacks a microphone, camera and SD card reader.

The Kindle Fire 2nd Generation is more popular than the Kindle Fire 1st Generation. Kindle Fire 2nd generation is HD (High Definition) quality. It is more of a tablet than a normal Kindle. One will feel like he is using a mini PC. It has two types of screens – 7 inches and 8.9 inches. The 7 inch was released on September 14, 2012 and the 8.9 inch was released on November 20, 2012.

Comparison between Kindle Fire 1st and 2nd Generation:

 

Kindle Fire 1st Generation

Kindle Fire 2nd Generation

Released

Kindle Fire 1st Generation called Fire OS 1 was released on September 28, 2011.

Kindle Fire 2nd Generation was released in two forms:

September 14, 2012

November 20, 2012

Developer

Amazon

Amazon

Microphone

Kindle Fire 1st generation lacks a microphone.

Kindle Fire 2nd generation has an in-built microphone.

Storage

8 GB

16 GB

Size

7 inches

7 inches to 8.9 inches

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