Amazon has given its Eight-inch children pill vary a refresh, including extra expandable storage and an overhaul to the person interface to make it simpler to search out content material on the machine.
The brand new Hearth HD Eight Youngsters Version (2018) has been introduced concurrently a brand new Hearth HD Eight (2018) and, in terms of specs, it’s the similar pill.
These specs embody a Eight-inch HD show, 32GB of storage with as much as 400GB of expandable storage through a microSD card slot, and as much as 10 hours of battery life.
The large variations right here is that the Youngsters Version pill comes with child-friendly software program and a whopping nice bumper across the machine, which is there to guard it from bumps.
If this safety is just not sufficient, then Amazon is bundling in a two-year fear free assure. So, if it breaks – regardless of how – it’ll get changed.
New UI, Audible for youths incoming
The brand new Hearth HD Eight Youngsters Version (2018) comes with yr of Amazon Hearth for Youngsters Limitless, which gives 5,000 child-friendly books, movies, academic apps, and video games. Amazon additionally revealed kids-version of Audible will quickly be added to the service as properly.
One huge change coming with the pill is the arrival of a brand new person interface. As an alternative of sideways scrolling, there at the moment are devoted rows primarily based on the content material kind, making it even simpler for youths to search out their favorite titles.
This UI addition will come to different Youngsters Version tablets sooner or later, because of a firmware improve.
In relation to Alexa, it is nonetheless a no-show on the Youngsters Version vary. We requested Amazon about this and a spokesperson mentioned that they knew it was a characteristic individuals had been requesting however there was no phrase if it could come to those gadgets sooner or later.
Given Amazon has been engaged on Alexa for youths on the Echo Dot range in the US, we’re certain it is one thing that is within the pipeline.
The brand new Hearth HD Eight Youngsters Version (2018) is available for pre-order from £129.99/$129.99. It is formally launched October four and is available in blue, pink, and yellow. You can too get the Hearth HD Eight Youngsters Version tablets as a multi-pack choice. Purchase any two Hearth HD Eight Youngsters Version tablets and save £50/$50.