Coming Soon to Amazon Alexa: Notifications Function

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The tablets are now available for pre-order and begin shipping on June 7. The $50 base model has a rather paltry 8 GB of onboard storage and includes ads on the lock screen.

The Fire 7 version of the Amazon tabs is jam-packed with incredible features. "Our approach is to offer premium products at non-premium prices".

"The Fire HD 8 has a attractive 8" HD display with over 1 million pixels offering vivid colour and exceptional clarity. The Fire 7 is £49.99 and the kids' edition is £99.99.

The Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa packs 8GB/16GB of built-in storage with users able to add up to 256GB more via microSD card.

This story, "Save 20% on Amazon's New Generation of Fire Tablets - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.

AMZN is also expanding its Kids Edition offerings and is pushing Alexa on the Fire tablets to the United Kingdom, as well as to older versions of its budget tablets.

You can find out more details about the new Amazon Fire 7 and Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets over at Amazon at the link below.

The all-new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 feature longer battery life, a thinner and lighter body, better Wi-Fi connectivity, and Alexa.

The Fire 7 features a 7-inch IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage (256GB expandable), 8-hour battery life, and Alexa support. And, houses a front-facing VGA camera and 2 megapixel rear-facing camera with up to 720p HD video recording.

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. However there's no Alexa with these kids tablets. Since bringing Alexa to Fire Tablets previous year, customers have asked Alexa for millions of songs, jokes, the weather, trivia, movies, audiobooks, and more every week.

Alexa will come pre-installed on the new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. In upcoming months Amazon Echo device and the third-party Alexa devices can receive notifications from any device that developers decide to build. Furthermore, her skill set will remain similar to what you've grown accustomed to; Alexa will still offer compatibility with other devices, she can answer your inquires over a variety of topics and, naturally, Alexa will quickly change the channel upon hearing your command.

"Soon customers will be able to enable notifications for select skills and Amazon.com shopping updates on most devices with Alexa", Amazon's David Isbitski commented on Amazon's developer blog.

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