How Many Generations of Kindle Fire Are There?

The kindle fire is also known as the Fire tablet. It is the tablet computer which was developed by the Amazon. First, it was released in the month of November 2011. The tablet comes with the 7-inch display with the 1024 pixels resolution. It has the IPS technology and custom version of Google called Fire Operating System. It is powered by a 1GHz processor of dual-core and with 512 MB.

There are seven generation of the kindle fire tablets extend across three various models such as Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HDX. Also, there are different size tablets within the models. Below mentioned are the generations available in Kindle Fire tablets: There are currently 18 different Kindle Fire tablets





Basic features of Kindle fire

The Kindle Fire device is one the little device where the people can get many things to form the tablet packed such as web browsing, videos, music, e-mail, online content store and it enables the user to access more than 100 android apps. There are many unique features included in the Kindle fire tablet such as wifi, more internal storage, HD camera, volume buttons, and Bluetooth.

How to find out Kindle fire generation

Whatever you buy accessories or kindle fire, you need to know the device generation or model. The Kindle Fire tablets were launched by the Amazon yearly. There are so many generations in Fire tablet so some may get confused what model they have. Are you willing to know what kindle fire generation you have? If so then follow the below-given methods.

Method 1: Check the generation on device

1. First, unlock Kindle fire

2. Slide down from the top of the screen

3. Then tap on Settings Option

4. In that click on Device options

Then tap on Settings Option kindle fire device 

5. And then check the device model

check the device model kindle fire device

1. 2011 – Kindle Fire 7″ (First Generation**)

Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd) · (18,066) … Question: i have a first generation kindle.

it doesnt turn on. i cant seem to charge it anymore with any chargers! …. November 14, 2011.

The Fire Tablet, formerly called the Kindle Fire, is a tablet computer developed by Amazon.com.

Built with Quanta Computer, the Kindle Fire was first released in November 2011, featuring a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and running a custom version of Google’s Android operating system called Fire OS. 

The first generation Kindle Fire runs on a modified version of Android 2.3 and can track two touch points on the screen at a time. The original Kindle Fire has 8GB of flash memory for storage and can run for about eight hours on a battery charge.

2. 2012 – Kindle Fire 7″ (Second Generation)

2012 - Kindle Fire 7" (Second Generation)The Kindle Fire (2012) was superseded by the Kindle Fire HDX (2013). Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special …. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.The Fire HD, also known as Kindle Fire HD, is a member of the Amazon Kindle Fire family of tablet computers.

  • Stunning 1280×800 HD display with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
  • Custom Dolby audio and dual driver stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
  • Ultra-fast dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
  • Over 27 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games

3. 2012 – Kindle Fire HD 7″ (Second Generation)

2012 - Kindle Fire HD 7" (Second Generation)Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 2nd)

Kindle Fire HD Features

Each Kindle Fire HD tablet comes with the following features:

  • HD resolution
  • Anti-glare = 25% less glare
  • Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers
  • “Fastest Wi-Fi” with TWO antennas and 5GHz bandwidth
  • Front-facing web camera
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI out
  • 10-point multi-touch
  • Kindle FreeTime, a built-in app to limit the time a child can use the tablet (supports multiple users)
  • Whispersync for voice (audio books), games, and movies
  • New favorites icon at bottom right corner
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content

4. 2012 – Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (Second Generation; 4G option)

2012 - Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (Second GenerationKindle Fire HD 8.9″, 8.9″ HD display, 16 GB or 32 GB, Wi-Fi or Optional 4G LTE Wireless (Previous Generation – 2nd)

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (2nd Generation) Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (2nd Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

5. 2013 Kindle Fire HD 7 (3rd Generation)

2013 Kindle Fire HD 7 (3rd Generation)Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd)

  • 1280×800 high definition LCD display with over one million pixels
  • Fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • Robust e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more

6.  2013  Kindle Fire HDX 7″ (3rd Generation)

2013 Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd Generation)Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd)

  • Exclusive 7″ HDX display with high pixel density and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB, 323 ppi / 1920 x 1200)
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • Ultrafast 2.2 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Free, live video support 24×7, 365 days a year with Mayday
  • Front-facing 720p HD camera
  • 2 GB of RAM, with 16, 32, or 64 GB storage and free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

7.  2013 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ (3rd Generation)

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd)

  • Exclusive 8.9″ HDX display with unsurpassed pixel density (339 ppi/2560×1600), plus powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Breakthrough ultra-light design – Weighing just 13.2oz, it’s 34% lighter than the previous generation
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, plus a front-facing HD camera for Skype video calls and more
  • Live on-device tech support is just a tap away with the new “Mayday” button

8.  2014 Kindle Fire HD 6″ (4th Generation)

Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation – 4th)

  • Beautiful 6″ HD display with over a million pixels (252 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • Available in five brilliant color choices
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids
  • 8 GB or 16 GB storage, with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

9.  2014 Kindle Fire HD 7″ (4th Generation)

2014 Kindle Fire HD 7Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (4th Gen, 2014) – SuperGuardZ® Tempered Glass Screen Protector [1 PACK], Anti-Scratch, Bubble-Free, Shatterproof [Lifetime Warranty]

  • High Quality Optical-Grade Tempered Glass: Best material to protect your devices. Bubble-Free, Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fingerprint, and Shatterproof
  • 9H Hardness: Significantly improved resistance to scratches and high-impact drops.
  • Ultra Clear and Real Touch Sensitivity: 99% transparency for HD clarity, and provide natural feel that provides flawless touch screen accuracy
  • Shatter Proof Glass: if broken, the tempered glass breaks into small pieces that are not sharp, making it safer than other glass products.
  • Compatibility: Specifically designed and precise cut for AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD 7 (4th Gen, 2014 Release). SuperGuardZ Risk-Free Lifetime Replacement Warranty. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

10. 2014 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ (4th Generation)

Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet, 8.9Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet, 8.9″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers

  • Our most powerful tablet ever
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Incredibly light design, weighing just 13.2 ounces
  • Exclusive 8.9″ HDX display with over 4 million pixels (339 ppi / 2560 x 1600)
  • Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera and front-facing 720p HD camera
  • Ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Free, live video support 24×7, 365 days a year with Mayday
  • 2 GB of RAM, with 16, 32, or 64 GB storage and free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
  • Rich, multi-dimensional audio with crisp, clear sound and no distortion
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

11.  2014 Kindle Fire Kids Edition

Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

  • Up to $95 in savings on a Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire HD tablet with HD display, front and rear cameras, and Dolby Audio
  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked
  • Unlimited, free access to curated, kid-friendly content with 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

12.  2014/2015 Kindle Fire HD 6
(4th Gen Hardware/5th Gen Software)

Fire HD 6 Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation – 4th)2014/2015 Kindle Fire HD 6

  • Beautiful 6″ HD display with over a million pixels (252 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • Available in five brilliant color choices
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids
  • 8 GB or 16 GB storage, with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

13.  2015 Kindle Fire 7″ (5th Generation)

2015 Kindle Fire 7" (5th Generation)Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers (Previous Generation – 5th)

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display and 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Available in four colors.
  • Now with the Alexa cloud-based voice service – just press and ask
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games
  • 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 200 GB of expandable storage
  • Prime members get unlimited access to a huge selection of songs, books, videos and more
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

14.  2015 Kindle Fire HD 8″ (5th Generation)

2015 Kindle Fire HD 8" (5th Generation)Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (Previous Generation – 5th)

  • Our thinnest tablet yet and almost 2x more durable than the latest iPad Mini
  • Stunning 8″ HD display with over a million pixels (189 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz. Rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera.
  • Coming soon: Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. Ask questions, shop, find news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
  • Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where thousands of apps, games and even in-app items are 100% free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games — including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Pandora and more
  • 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, more than a million songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
  • Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music

15. 2015 Kindle Fire HD 10″ (5th Generation)

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa, 10.1″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black – with Special Offers (Previous Generation – 5th)

  • Our largest display on our thinnest tablet yet. Available in black, white, and introducing silver aluminum.
  • Silver aluminum option features an all-metal backing for a premium tablet experience
  • Beautiful widescreen 10.1″ HD display with over a million pixels (149 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz. Rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera.
  • Now with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. Ask questions, shop, find news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games — including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Pandora and more
  • 16, 32, or 64 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
  • Up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
  • Prime members can choose from thousands of Prime movies and TV episodes to download for offline viewing – at no additional cost

16.  2015 Kindle Fire Kid’s Edition (5th Generation)

2015 Kindle Fire Kid's Edition (5th Generation)Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Green Kid-Proof Case (Previous Generation – 5th)

  • Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras.
  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service
  • 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

17.  2016 Kindle Fire HD 8″ (6th Generation)

2016 Kindle Fire HD 8" (6th Generation)Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black – with Special Offers (Previous Generation – 6th)

Currently unavailable.

  • Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance
  • Stunning 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and Dolby Audio. Available in four colors.
  • Now with the Alexa cloud-based voice service – just press and ask
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle e-books, apps and games
  • Prime members get unlimited access to a huge selection of songs, books, videos and more
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 200 GB of expandable storage

18.  2017 Kindle Fire 7″ (7th Generation)

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" DisplayFire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad
  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of mixed-use battery life (may vary depending on usage). 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.

19. 2017  Kindle Fire HD 8″ (7th Generation)

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" DisplayFire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8″ HD Display, 16 GB, Black – with Special Offers (Previous Generation – 7th)

  • Up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage
  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription

20. 2017 Kindle Fire HD 10″ (7th Generation)

2017 Kindle Fire HD 10" (7th Generation)Fire HD 10 Tablet – Black, 32 GB

  • FULL HD DISPLAY—Brilliant 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • ENTERTAINMENT—Our largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi—perfect for watching Full HD video, playing games, reading magazines, and streaming content seamlessly
  • ALEXA—Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more—just ask
  • HANDS-FREE CALLING—Call or message almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • STORAGE—32 or 64 GB internal storage expandable by up to 256 GB (using the microSD slot). Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
  • PRIME BENEFTIS—Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes—at no additional cost

21.  2017 Kindle Fire Kids Edition (7th Generation)

2017 Kindle Fire Kids Edition (7th Generation)Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

  • Up to $129 in savings on Fire 7 tablet, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a Kid-Proof Case, versus items purchased separately ─ plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire 7 tablet with a 7″ IPS display, 16 GB internal storage, and up to 8 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to over 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • Kids can listen to thousands of hours of fun, educational and inspirational Audible books like Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen, Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle, and more – professionally narrated by their favorite characters, authors and celebrities.
  • Add even more content to your child’s profile in FreeTime to give them selected access to apps in your personal library, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Minecraft
  • Easy-to-use parental controls allow parents to personalize screen time limits, set educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and also manage web browsing and content usage. Parental controls can be set on device or online through Amazon Parent Dashboard. Additionally, access all tablet features in the adult profile by entering your passcode.
  • Amazon Parent Dashboard with Discussion Cards enables parents to discover the titles their kids enjoy and connect with them through rich conversations about these titles