It was October last year when Alexa officially arrived on Amazon’s budget-friendly tablets. The software update gave users access to Alexa on their $49 Fire Tablet, Fire HD 8 and the previous generation Fire HD 10.
However, to get Alexa to do tasks, the users had to press on the home button first unlike the Echo, Dot, Tap and other Alexa-enabled speakers – which is quite a bummer. Wouldn’t it be better if you can just shout at your tablet from across the room to ask Alexa to play you music, set alarms, get you an Uber or order you a pizza?
Well, congratulations because the Amazon gods heard your pleas, with the release of the All New Fire HD 10 with hands-free Alexa.
Simply say the wake word, “Alexa” and she will respond to you even when the screen is locked.
Well aside from the Alexa-upgrade, the new Fire HD 10 also comes with a brilliant 10.1” widescreen 1080p Full HD display with over 2 million pixels and is now 30% faster with double the RAM, an ultra-fast quad-core processor, and a longer battery life too – designed perfectly for entertainment.