Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Releases OS 3.1 with Many Striking Change-logs

Posted by Michael Korte November 19, 2013 0 Comment 1727 views


Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently announced to have started rolling out the Fire OS 3.1 update to the Kindle Fire HDX and the Kindle Fire HD. This update now allows freeing up the storage space with 1-Tap Archive. This archiving service groups all the content on user’s Kindle Fire that hasn’t been used recently which can be moved to Cloud with just one tap. Moreover the new OS 3.1 also allows printing e-mails, photos, contact information or calendar events besides the Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents from the Kindle Fire with a printer that supports mobile printing.

Among other features, this update allows the users to learn more about books with Smart Lookup, organize their content with Cloud Collections and the update also comes with an enhanced enterprise features that allows managing security certificates and connecting to company’s Wi-Fi network. Moreover improved productivity, better performance and battery life are also expected among dozens of smaller changes with the new OS 3.1.

The Striking Features: Goodreads and Second Screen

Among couple of key features, the update supports the Goodreads which has now been more deeply integrated with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets. Users can find, rate and share books with Goodreads on Kindle as they connect with the Goodreads community to follow friends.

In other notable update, it supports a feature called second screen. This feature allows users to flick content from their Kindle Fire tablet to an external display, offering them to watch fling movies and TV shows from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Kindle Fire to a huge screen TV set using Second Screen. The Second Screen basically uses the wireless display function built into Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android operating platform and works with some select Samsung TVs and the PlayStation 3.

The Second Screen feature will allow Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to take one leap up against Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) with Kindle Fire Tablet’s Video-to-Go service for Prime Instant Video customers.



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