Coming Soon to Amazon Alexa: Notifications Function

To avoid the ads, you'll pay $65 for the Fire 7 and $95 for the Fire HD 8.

There's nothing too drastic or shocking with the update, and the Fire 7 gets a thinner and lighter chassis and an improved 7-inch IPS display.

At $49.99, Amazon's Fire tablet is super cheap, which brings with it some drawbacks, like a relatively grainy display. Despite the size and weight shrinkage Amazon promises extended battery life: the Fire 7 can now provide up to 8 hours of mixed use.

The new Amazon tablets are available for pre-order now and begin shipping June 7. Again there are price differences depending upon the amount of built-in storage and whether you want special offers or not. For that, you'll need to step up to the $79.99 Fire HD 8, which Amazon also refreshed on Tuesday. In further tweaks to the design Amazon has made it thinner and lighter.

World-class content ecosystem-Access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps, and games-with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Among the companies that will be the first to update their Alexa skills to take advantage of the notifications feature are AccuWeather, Just Eat, The Washington Post, and Life360. The new 8-incher takes over where Amazon's highest customer-rated tablet left off providing faster performance, a vibrant screen, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

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Both of the above tablets feature the Alexa assistant, greater durability than Apple's iPad models, front and rear cameras, dual-band Wi-Fi support, Amazon ecosystem convenience features, and are available in a number of case colours.

Alexa also will be hitting vintage 2015 Fire tablets.

Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 offer handsome displays, up to 256 GB of expandable storage via microSD card, and all-day battery life, making them the flawless tablets for watching movies, playing games, reading books, listening to music, and much more whether jumping on a plane or heading out on a family trip.

Both models-which come in Black, Punch Red, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow-run Amazon's own mobile OS, which is a heavily modified version of Android that comes with a proprietary app store.

This new Fire tablet deal lets shopper get new tablets for the whole family.

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