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Amazon Kindle Fire cheat sheet for Android developers

My company recently published our Android app on the Amazon app store for Kindle Fire tablets. While getting ready to publish the app on the store, I realized that the list of Kindle Fire specifications that Amazon has here is neither developer nor customer support friendly.

Kindle Fire devices show system version in this format: 7.5.1_user_5170020. 




This does not convey the Android OS version at first glance. So, if a user or a customer support representative says that your app is not working on a Kindle and they only give you the system version, you as a developer are not sure which version of Kindle it's failing on.

If you are also debugging via USB on a Kindle device, Android Studio only shows you the Build Model and not the OS version.

To solve these issues, I made the cheat sheet below to help Android developers quickly determine which Android OS version a Kindle is on. Hope this helps!

Note: This table is as of March 28 2015.


Build ModelNameScreen SizeStatusAndroid OSFire OS…