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The Kindle Fire isn't the type of Android tablet that sends enthusiasts running to the store in droves, but that shouldn't diminish all that the tablet gets right. It remains one of the best-selling Android tablets out there, and if you aren't turned off by ads - excuse me, special offers - it's one of the best new tablets you can find at such a low price. Amazon will offer a refreshed version of their popular tablet anytime now, but new leaked photos may just spoil the surprise of what the company's upcoming tablet will look like. That's okay, these things always happen. This batch of photos comes straight from BGR.

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If the tablet looks angular, that's because much of each image has been blacked out. Nevertheless, we can still see that the power and volume buttons on the upcoming version are far more noticeable on the back than previous models. The new position of the logo also more closely matches that of the Nexus 10 than the current Kindle Fire HD, which has a distinctive black strip extending horizontally across the tablet.

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The current Kindle Fire.

BGR's photos come from a good friend of theirs named Sources - you may have heard of them before - and they only show the 7-inch model. Their friend claims that the 8.9-inch model will be nearly identical to what's seen here. The front of the device remains solid black with a webcam centered above the screen.

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The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD 2 will allegedly have a 1,920 by 1,200 display, a significant jump over the current model (1200 x 800) that puts it on par with the new Nexus 7. Sources also says that the tablet will have a 2GHZ quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, and 16GB - 64GB of internal storage. Amazon's custom UI will sit on top of Android 4.2.2.

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The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD launched in September last year, and the larger version followed months after. That means we shouldn't have to wait long before Amazon comes out with an official unveil.

Via: BGR

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • PolarBear

    No Play Store. Not for me.

  • Kenny O

    Do my eyes deceive me or is the backed shaped like a pyramid?

    • Mike Goff

      The back is not, but the front does appear to be. Its an interesting shape. I kinda like it...just wonder how it feels to hold.

  • TY

    1920x1200 is not 1080p. 1080p is actually an HDTV standard, with 1080 horizontal lines, progressive scan. If you mean 1920x1200, it's WUXGA. If you mean 1920x1080, it's Full HD resolution. Just saying.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Title changed. Explaining screen resolutions to both a casual and technical audience is, needless to say, a headache. Lets just keep it simple.

      • TY

        Thank you.
        BTW I don't understand the downvotes. What's wrong for being accurate, especially on Android Police?

  • ari_free

    64 GB. Heard that, Google???

    • EH101

      This would have more weight if it said "and 32GB - 64GB" instead of "and 16GB - 64GB." In other words, since 32GB isn't the entry level, Amazon will just add another tier for 30-50 dollars more on top of their current pricing scheme. Sure, it's nice to have the option, but I would like to not have to bend over for taking that option.

      • ari_free

        I just want other Android OEM's to have the option. If they're not going to give me SD then give me 64 gb so that I can use it on the subway or anywhere else that doesn't have high speed internet.

        • EH101

          I agree with you on that, but I think I'd rather them just give me SD. Much cheaper to upgrade in the long run.

    • PolarBear

      I just think the next Nexus 10 will actually have a 64GB version.

  • Zak Taccardi

    The Kindle fire isn't an Android tablet. Doesn't an OS have to pass the compatibility test to be considered an Android tablet?

    It just runs some android apps.

    • ari_free

      you can root it and get play store

    • cesium

      It's fully capable of running ALL android apps, it's just that not all are available from Amazon's app store. Google Play is NOT required for Android certification.

    • firesoul453

      They are all android tablets.

      However there are requirements or google won't allow you to use google services (and google play).
      The first kindle didn't mean those requirements.

    • Zak Taccardi

      Sorry guys...I'm very wrong about this. Thanks!

  • Bjajjull

    I love my new Nexus 7 but this would be awesome if you rooted it and flashed CM and installed Play Store.

  • TheLemonyOrange

    I'm on my kindle fire HD right now, it's an amazing device once rooted and once you've got cm 10.1/10.2 on it! (Thanks hashcode for cm port ) I will be getting the new one!

  • TechGuy22

    new nexus 7 > all devices in 2013. i love how smooth and fast this bad boy is

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