Now that Amazon has unveiled their new lineup of Fire tablets for 2015, a lot of people are wondering how each model compares to the other new and previous Kindle Fire tablets.
A few days back I updated the Kindle Comparison Table to add the new Fire tablets to the list. The table includes all Kindle ebook readers and Fire tablets ever released, past and present.
Unfortunately the table is maxed out width-wise so I can’t add any new fields, but most things are covered one way or another.
If you want to see more detailed specs of the new fire tablet line, checkout this Fire Tablet Comparison Chart that Amazon provides for software developers.
Amazon’s comparison table includes a lot more details, like the specific processor chip, the GPU, all the various sensors, and other detailed specs not mentioned anywhere else. In addition to listing the newer Fire tablets, the older “legacy devices” that have been retired are listed as well for further reference.
One interesting thing about Amazon’s comparison, they still list the Fire HDX 8.9 tablet as a current device. So I guess that means they plan on keeping it around for awhile even though it doesn’t show up next to the other Fire tablets on the drop-down list of currently available devices.
One thing I couldn’t help but notice when updating the Kindle Comparison Table is just how different these new Fire tablets are from older models. It looks like Amazon is pretty much giving up on offering high-end tablets. The new lineup all have low resolution screens, much lower than older Fire tablets, and all are more toward the budget end of the spectrum. Ebook readers aren’t the only devices that are going back a few years specs-wise; tablets are too.