Amazon Started Rolling Out Android 4.4 Update for Fire Phone

Amazon's Fire Phone, which was launched last year started getting the outdated Android 4.4.4 KitKat update now. Basically, this device was launched with Android 4.2 JellyBean.

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Amazon Started Rolling Out Android 4.4 Update for Fire Phone

This update, which carries Fire OS 4.6.1 moniker, is now rolling out to the Fire Phone and will reach everyone over the next few days.

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Some of the features that has been added in this update are

  • Support for Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Change the wallpaper on the Home screen
  • Lock screen notification improvements: View previews of new notifications on the lock screen and manage which apps can show previews on the lock screen.
  • Additional keyboard options: Amazon's keyboard now includes color emoji. Choose from hundreds of emoji characters to make your e-mail and multimedia messages fun and personal.
  • You can also change the default keyboard on your Fire phone with another compatible keyboard downloaded from the Amazon App store.
  • Convert video clips into lenticular images and set HDR to auto
  • Smarter calling options: Manage up to five people on a conference call, delete all previous calls in your history, and more.
  • Messaging improvements: Delete or forward multiple messages in a conversation, swipe to delete conversations in your Inbox, and modify your messaging settings with new options, such as the ability to change the text size of your messages.
  • Choose different colors for calendar events
  • Print from your Fire phone
  • Enhanced enterprise features: With support for secure work Wi-Fi networks, single sign-on for corporate networks, and AES-256 bit hardware encryption, your Fire phone is ready for more work.
  • Accessibility improvements: Easily manage your closed caption settings across the device and enjoy new Screen Reader features-such as independent volume controls and faster reading speed options-when you use the accessibility options on your Fire phone.
  • Bug fixes and user interface improvements

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