In 2013 QATestLab has started application testing using Amazon Kindle devices.
Amazon Kindle devices were designed primarily as e-book readers produced by Amazon.com. Owners of such devices are provided with an opportunity to download and read newspapers, magazines, e-books and other kinds of digital media just using wireless networking.
The first Amazon Kindle device was designed in 2007. Since that time the range of changes was implemented and now the family of Amazon Kindle devices includes devices with a keyboard, devices with touch screen, tablet computers with color displays and reader application.
Amazon has launched 6 generations of Amazon Kindle devices. Their functionality was improved greatly for the last 6 years.
If the first Amazon Kindle device had only grayscale display with 250 MB of internal memory, could hold just 200 non-illustrated titles and had speaker and headphone jack, the device of the 6th generation uses E Ink Carta display technology, 1 GHz processor, supports 3G and doesn’t have restrictions while using wireless networking.
Users of Amazon Kindle devices are provided with the opportunity to access Internet using the basic browser and play music in the background in that order the files were added to the device. The Text-to-Speech feature allows users to have text read aloud.
The original Amazon Kindle Fire that was released in 2011 runs Gingerbread (API level 10) and the Kindle Fire devices released in 2012 run Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15). Amazon Kindle Fire devices are represented in two form factors – 7 and 8,9 in screen sizes.
Nowadays Amazon Kindle Fire is a strong competitor to Apple’s iPad and other Android tablets makers. In May 2013, the Kindle Fire tablet became the second best-selling tablet after Apple’s iPad all over the world.