Two years have passed since Amazon entered the tablet market with the Kindle Fire, only to be rivaled by the Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble relatively fast. And then came the customizations, hacks and ways to get stock Android on them. Today we learn that those products haven’t been forgotten and there’s even Android 4.3 for them.
It comes via CyanogenMod 10.2 and it’s a major privilege, seeing how many top notch Android devices have barely received Android 4.2 and Samsung users surely know what I’m talking about. Both tablets mentioned above come with 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel IPS screens, 1 GB TI OMAP 4 dual core Cortex A9 CPUs and they shipped with a custom version of Gingerbread.
You’ll have to install CyanogenMod 10.2 on them manually or other custom ROMs if you want. For that to happen, you’ll need to install ClockworkMod or another custom recovery on the tablet, that you can use to flash the unofficial firmware. Android 4.3 brings stuff like restricted user profiles to these devices and it’s a minor update, especially since it also brings a new camera app, but these tablets don’t have a camera.