Thursday, November 17, 2011

Technical - Kindle Fire - General Technical Links

Some general technical information on the Kindle Fire.

1) Among other things, loves to tear apart equipment.

TechRepublic has been around for ~ 20 years now as a *FREE* grass roots technical site. They do charge for some help guides and other documentation, but those are all optional.

You can see their article "Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Fire" by Bill Detwiler, November 16, 2011, 2:21pm PST

Viewing this info sure beats tearing apart your own $200 device and trying to put it back together ...

This could be useful to see the steps needed to replace the battery.

Here's a snapshot of what we've got ...

2) The Kindle Fire uses a Texas Instruments 4430 dual core 1GHz processor.

Here's a link to TI's product spec for this processor. This is probably more info than most people could ever want.

3) Software Development Kit (SDK)

If you want to write stuff for your Kindle Fire, a good place to start is [HERE] The Kindle Fire OS is based on Android.

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