It also introduces "On Deck", a function which automatically moves content out of offline storage to maintain storage space for new content, the speed reading tool "Word Runner", and screen color filters.Parental controls were enhanced with a new web browser for Free Time mode featuring a curated selection of content appropriate for children, as well as "Activity Center" for monitoring usage by children.Fire OS 5 removes support for device encryption; an Amazon spokesperson stated that encryption was an enterprise-oriented feature that was underused.
Fire OS also provides integration with Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.
X-Ray is also integrated into its playback functions, allowing users to access supplemental information on what they are currently viewing.
Ford is rolling out Apple Car Play and Android Auto to its earlier SYNC 3 cars, with a hotly-anticipated update for its model year 2016 vehicles.
SYNC 3 version 2.2 will be available both via a dealer-installed update and via a DIY method, with owners able to load the new software onto a USB stick themselves.
It’s worth noting that there might well be a charge for that, however.
With approximately 800,000 vehicles running SYNC 3 from 2016 in the wild, it’s a significant update.
A search function allows users to search through their local content library or Amazon's stores.
Similarly to Android, sliding from the top of the screen exposes quick settings and notifications.
On the Fire HDX and Fire Phone, an additional function called "Mayday" allows users to connect directly to a support agent for assistance via one-way video chat.