One of this year’s biggest flops, the Amazon Fire Phone has just been infused with a major software update to please the negligible amount of people who own the device. This software is now rolling out for both the AT&T and GSM unlocked models of the smartphone, and is bringing with it improvements for the camera, battery life and more.
Among the new additions is a Best Shot feature which gives you three versions of a photo from which you can choose the perfect shot. The abilities to block phone calls and add custom ringtones, which were strangely not present in the initial version of the Amazon Fire Phone’s software have also been added by this update.
The Firefly app which is one of the selling points of this handset can now translate text and identify famous artwork, while the Fire Phone’s keyboard has been blessed with the ability to add new languages. And then there’s even the facility to control your music from the lockscreen and some improvements to the deivce’s battery that have found their way into the download, apart from other things.
This handset was released by Amazon back in July this year, and has since been bringing in disappointing sales figures for its maker. It is distinguished by its unique Android-based software and its dynamic display which creates a sort of a 3D effect on its screen.
Here’s a quick look at the specs of the Amazon Fire Phone:
– Display: 4.7-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Fire OS 3.5
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– Processor: 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2.1MP front
– Battery: 2400mAh
– Dimensions: 139.2 x 66.5 x 8.9mm
– Weight: 160g
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, LTE
As revealed by Android Police, the software update for the Amazon Fire Phone is currently being rolled out for both its AT&T and GSM unlocked models.