Amazon has launched its first ever smartphone, the Fire Phone. Read about it here. Thes previous post gave the technical specifications of the Fire Phone. Read specifications here. This post will discuss about the features of the Fire Phone. So let’s see what Amazon has to offer in the Fire Phone.
Amazon ensures that the Fire Phone offers faster app-launch times, quicker website load-times, smoother multitasking and fast and fluid graphics with 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB RAM, and Adreno 300 Graphics processor. It features a 4.7 inch display with dynamic image contrast, wide viewing angle, circular polarizer and ultra bright ultra bright display at 590 nits, making it easy to see at different light conditions.
Firefly is a feature available only on the Fire Phone that instantly identifies almost anything like a barcode, a music CD, a magazine cover phone numbers, web address, email addresses, TV episodes, live TV channels, and many more when they are scanned. Firfly recognizes more than 70 million things currently, with more to come. Firefly app SDK is available for people to try out and experiment with. Firefly SDK is available here.
Fire OS 3.5.0:
Fire Phone runs on the latest version of Fire OS which starts with Android and adds cloud services, content forward user interface, built-in media libraries, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content. Double-tapping the home button shows the overlay of all running apps so that it makes easy for the user to switch between them. Fire OS features a robust outlook email exprience with ActiveSync, Calendar and Contacts support.
Android apps and tools:
Fire phone comes loaded with a number of built- in tools and Android apps, all the apps from the Amazon store. For a limited time, Fire phone also gives its users 1,000 Amazon coins for apps, games and in-app purchases.You can have a look at all the apps and built-in tools that come with the Fire phone here.
For a limited time, Fire phone includes a full year of Prime membership. users can enjoy unlimited streaming and downloads of a ton of popular movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant video, ore than a million songs from Prime Music and a welter of 500,000 books to borrow for free from the Kindle owner’s lending library and a free two-day shipping on million items.
Rich in Content:
X-ray feature for music gives lyrics and easy-to-access artist information while listening to songs and all this with just a tap or a right panel tilt. For books, X-ray uses information from Wikipedia, YouTube and Shelfari and lets the user trace the charecters, places and ideas of the book. For movies, X-ray gives actor information, plot synopses and charecter backgrounds.
ASAP (Advanced Streaming And Prediction) feature gives no chance for the users to wait for the video t o stream as they hit ‘Play’. ASAP learns from what movies or music the user often watches on the Fire Phone and gets accustomed to the viewing habits.
Fire Phone comes with free, unlimited cloud storage in full resolution to store all the photos taken with the Fire phone. Amazon customers have an additonal advantage of free 5GB of storage to store their own personal videos, documents and other data. Along with these features, the Fire phone provides additonal features like second screen, immersion reading and Whisper sync.
These are the unique features of the Fire phone that makes it different from the other phones. Fire phone will be available in the market form July 25th, 2014. Amazon has already started taking pre-orders for the phone.
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