Notifications coming soon to Alexa-powered devices

Fernando Stephens
May 18, 2017

The Kindle Fire 7, Kindle HD 8 and Kindle for Kids are the new devices added to the Kindle Fire family. In further tweaks to the design Amazon has made it thinner and lighter. Apart from this Alexa is supported, you can read E-books as well as watch Amazon video or even Netflix depending on what you subscribe. The price is upto $80 with an extended battery life of 12 hours and even more RAM compared to earlier version.

The Fire 7 is priced at $49.99 while the Fire HD 8 can be pre-ordered for $79.99. An AccuWeather notification, conversely, would provide weather alerts to the user.

Amazon's Alexa will be getting a new feature that could be a massive boost to its functionality soon, in the form of notifications for Alexa. Fire devices offer free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content, plus all of the exclusive features that customers love. They will know when there is new information through a chime and a pulsing green light on the Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, or Amazon Echo Show.

The Alexa Notifications feature, announced through an Amazon Developer blog post, is Amazon's response to customers who have requested for the digital assistant to be more proactive in giving them information. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and today, members receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 50 million items, Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 5,000 cities and towns, and two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities.

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Both new tablets are also available as kids editions.

On the other hand, Fire HD 8 ships with an 8in HD display (1280x800 pixels), a quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage with up to 256GB expansion support, 12 hours of battery life and Alexa voice interface. Fire 7 protective covers are $24.99 and Fire HD 8 covers are $29.99.

The all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition and all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition appear to be the same tablets as above but with a number of child-friendly adaptations. Buy any three Fire Tablets-including the all-new Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire 7 Kids Edition, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition-and save 20 percent.

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