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Kindle Fire HD Update 7.2.2 Brings Swype, FreeTime Unlimited, and Camera App

Yesterday, Amazon started to roll out Version 7.2.2 software update for the 7″ Kindle Fire HD. The main 3 features of this update bring a camera app, Swype, and also the ability to sign up for FreeTime Unlimited.

The Camera app will give the ability to take pictures with the Kindle Fire HD’s front-facing camera. Additionally, Swype is a keyboard feature that allows you to replace typing with drawing across the letters.  Swype is also available in multiple languages.

The last new feature is Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. FreeTime Unlimited is a paid subscription within Kindle FreeTime. The service allows parents to create custom content for their children. Parents can choose which apps, book, music, etc. are available to their children.

For Amazon Prime members, the service comes at $2.99 a month per profile, or $6.99 for a family. For non-Prime members, the service costs $4.99 per month per profile, or $9.99 for the entire family. FreeTime Unlimited works on the first generation Kindle Fire and the two new Kindle Fire HD models.

You can download the 7.2.2 update and get info about updating here.

Have you gotten the update yet? Let us know in the comments below.

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4 comments

  1. WHEN YOU AUTOMATICALLY TEXT OR TYPE SOMETHING THE SWYPE FEATURE WORKS. THERE IS NO NEED FOR AN ICON OR DOWNLOAD

  2. Nothing yet.

  3. Weird. My HD updated automatically with no notice and no mention of the new features or how to access them. For the new camera “app”, it’s actually just an icon that comes up when you open Photos. There’s a lens icon in the upper right corner, if you touch it the camera activates (with the ugliest shutter button ever). I do not see anything related to this new Swype thing — no app, no icon, no auto on. I don’t use Freetime (no kids), so I don’t know if there was any notice of the new subscription service within the Freetime app, but there was nothing pushed to anyone not currently using Freetime. All in all, a strange rollout. Is this the way Amazon usually does upgrades?

    • actually the swype thing is just when you type. you can swipe your finger from letter to letter and it writes the word for you instead of you tapping on each letter individually

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