Our site would ready the launch of Fire TV Stick 2, a second generation model updated in the data sheet and in the software. We find out thanks to the database GFXBench. A device called the AFTS, with WiFi and Bluetooth but without GPS, with 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB MediaTek, of interior space and Android 5.1, has many chances to be the new PC Stick at Amazon.
If true, this specification would lead to a much more powerful current of 2 Fire TV Stick (SoC MediaTek MT8173 Quad Core A53 against Broadcom Dual Core 28155 A9) especially in graphics (PowerVR GX6250 against Video Core 4). The stick would approach the performance of Amazon Fire TV, and maybe would leave room for an update even by the latter.
The software side, it is called an Android-based OS Lollipop, and is a story that goes back given the development of Fire OS 5 based just on the latest version of the Google system.Fire TV Stick and Fire, current TV, run on Fire OS 3.0 (AbbreviationFinder).
Associations of ideas are credible, but it must be said that the reports of GFXBench are never entirely reliable (example: here is detected even a display by 6.9 inches). Fire TV Stick is also distributed in Europe. It doesn’t have the flexibility of Mini PC Android “Chinese” but has an incredible price/performance ratio (39 euro, including power adapter, remote control, cables and postage) and is generally working, without hardware or software defects real bugs.If you haven’t done so, check out our review. A new more powerful Edition would definitely make sense. We will be back.
Our Site Confirms Fire OS 5 Lollipop on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
Our site announces the next update to Fire OS 5 for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The new OS is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and has full support Android TV libraries; This means that it will be easy, for developers, to convert the apps in the format best suited to two devices at Amazon. There are no release dates yet, but Amazon Developer program members can download-try-the new version of Fire OS 5 by now. Other details in the official press release.
Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are based on Fire OS 3, itself derived from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.Switching to Lollipop is a big step forward in relation to the hardware used, especially if we consider nature to be Mini PC devices. Amazon Fire TV uses the Snapdragon SoC 600 with 2 GB RAM, 8 GB of ROM and Adreno graphics 320. Is the ultimate Nexus 7 x 11 x 11 frame inside a 2 cm. Fire TV Stick is its economic and compact version, recently available in Europe: it has a Dual Core Platform dedicated to the streaming and media playback (a chip Broadcom Capri 28155 with VideoCore 4) with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal space.
It will be interesting to see the performance of the new OS with this old hardware, and will be curious to see how they’re going to go Amazon Fire TV 2 and Fire TV Stick 2. On the front we have already some indiscretion: SoC MediaTek Quad Core, 2 GB RAM and PowerVR graphics for increased boost Organizer-and probably the 4 k support. There is still no release date, but the end of 2015 is fast approaching.
Amazon Updates Fire 4 TVs and Narrator Alexa
Amazon has just announced the Fire TV of 2nd generation. Will be on sale from October 5 in USA, UK and Germany with pre-sales already active at 99 dollars/euros. There are still no information on the distribution in Italy. The new model retains the previous frame and aesthetics but, as expected from weeks of rumors, updates and enhances its technical data sheet.
Fire TV SoC 2015 using a MediaTek Quad Core at 1.6 GHz, 2 + GPU PowerVR GX6250, 2 GB RAM, WiFi ac Dual Band Ethernet, 8 GB of internal space with expansion via microSD or via external USB drive. The video output is now a HDMI up to 2160p at 30 fps with audio passthrough support for up to 7.1. Is a hardware that allows the TV boxes of Amazon the 4 k playback h. 265 local content or streaming (Netflix Inc.), which will double the graphics performance and improves the 75% those of the CPU.
The software side, besides Fire OS 5 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, we have a Fire TV withNarrator Alexa pre-installed, the same as Amazon Echo. Will manage the entire process, start actions and control audio playback video. Finally, there’s a new TV Controller, updated as needed by Alexa and now connected to Fire TV via WiFi Direct rather than Bluetooth, and a new Game Controller, available separately at $ 49/euro is bundled with Fire TV at 139 dollars/euros.
Update: official new tablets Fire HD 8 HD 10, Fire and Fire. Amazon has also renewed Fire TV Stick, but only in the offer. From October 22 will be available a version with Voice Remotecontroller designed to exploit Alexa also on the stick for streaming. The new proposal will complement the previous equipped with standard controllers and will cost 10 euros more (49 euro).