07 November 2017
Amazon launched its all-new Fire HD 10 with 2GB RAM & 32GB onboard storage last month soon after which the company released its new Echo speakers and a Fire TV 4K dongle as we expected earlier. Months after shipping the Fire 7 & Fire HD 8 to its users in the Europe and the US, Amazon has now quietly released its latest style of Android OS to be used in all of its Fire-based devices.
Among the quietly released new updates, Amazon has unveiled the Fire OS 6, the successor to Fire OS 5 which is based on Android Lollipop/Marshmallow. Developed over Google’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat, the Fire OS 6 is a huge makeover compared to the previous firmware versions as it adds functionalities like Picture-in-Picture mode and Content Recording to Fire TV devices.
Though there’s no certainty as to whether the latest Fire OS will support features like multi-window, Amazon has indicated that all its existing Fire TV products won’t be seeded with the latest update. This includes the first and second generation variants of the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Edition, some of which might get updated to Fire OS 6 in the future.
The Fire OS 6 will debut on the 4K Fire TV which the company is currently selling on pre-order to be shipped early this month. More about this on the company’s developer documentation which could be read through the source link below.