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Amazon Launches Kindle Fire OS 3.1, Includes Video Fling and Goodreads Integration

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon announced a free software update for owners of Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets this morning, full of new features and optimizations. A few changes in OS 3.1 users will experience is a newly baked-in integration with Goodreads, an online book reading/reviewing community where bookworms can share recommendations with each other. Amazon also added a video “Fling” feature that allows users to fling movies and TV shows from their tablets, right to a Samsung Smart TV or PlayStation 3 console. 

For all of the Kindle Fire owners here, check out the full feature changelog.

  • Find and share books with Goodreads – Goodreads on Kindle lets you connect with the Goodreads community to follow friends and see what they are reading, and share and rate books on your Kindle Fire.
  • Organize your content with Cloud Collection – Organize your content library into collections like “Favorite Books” and “Sports Apps” that are synchronized with compatible Kindle devices and reading apps.
  • Watch movies and TV shows on another device with Second Screen – Fling movies and TV shows from your Kindle Fire to your 2013 Samsung Smart TV or PlayStation 3 using Second Screen.
  • Learn more about books with Smart Lookup – With the Smart Lookup feature, you can quickly look up words in the dictionary or Wikipedia or translate text in a book.
  • Print from Your Kindle Fire – Print Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, photos, e-mails, calendar events, and contact information from your Kindle Fire to a printer that supports mobile printing.
  • Free up storage space with 1-Tap Archive – With 1-Tap Archive, your Kindle Fire groups all content that has not been used recently so you can move it to the Cloud with just one tap.
  • Enhanced enterprise features – Manage security certificates and connect to your company’s Wi-Fi network—whether you’re at home or at work—with remote VPN capabilities.
  • Set alarms and view additional time zones with the Clock app – Use the all-new Clock app to check the date and time, set an alarm clock, and more.

Via: Amazon

  • Bennotae

    It may be available for the fire hd it is not available as yet for the fire 8.9 hd.

    • coryburton

      Sure hope it is soon. Just bought myself a Samsung STV!

  • akhnaten

    Why didn’t they just add Chromecast support? Why go to all that trouble for such a limited market? Why, why why???

  • Eric Palmero

    The fling feature intrigues me…..

    • JBartcaps

      Limited to a Samsung TV or PS3 though, bummer

  • Jim

    so what android base version is that?

    • Guest

      4.3

    • Dominic Evans

      It’s 4.2.2