Report: The Next Amazon Kindle Fires Will Have Blazing Snapdragon Guts

By Mario Aguilar on at

BGR is reporting that the next batch of Amazon Kindle Fires will run a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked "at about" 2GHz. It's hard to believe that Amazon would go with Qualcomm's top chipset on a tablet that's supposed to compete as a cheaper alternative to the iPad. Extreme overkill, much? On the other hand, it would be pretty dope to see what the chipset can do.

According to the report, both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fires will run the Snapdragon 800. Additionally both tablets will come with 2GB of memory. It was previously reported that the smaller Android slates would sport obvious display upgrades to 1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1600.

As with any rumour, this should be taken as a lie until proven otherwise — especially since the Snapdragon 800 seems like a surprising choice for a processor. [BGR]