Kindle Fire HD Deals On Amazon & OS Alternative Now Available For 2012 Models

If you’re in the market for a new Android tablet, Amazon currently has some pretty sweet deals going on the Kindle Fire HD in their store right now. The entire line of Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets are discounted at the moment, and while we don’t know for sure how long these deals will last, we do know that they are for a limited time only, so if you’re shopping for a tablet for yourself or as a gift for someone else, now is a great time to purchase any one of the Kindle Fire HD or HDX tablets.

The Kindle Fire HD 7″ tablet with 8GB of memory is currently a very affordable $119. It boasts 1200×800 pixels in its 7 inch HD screen, with a Fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor. If you need more storage space, PC Mag reports that you can upgrade to the 16GB Kindle Fire HD 7″ for just $129. That’s $40 off the usual price of $169.

If you’re looking to go bigger and more powerful with your next tablet, the 7″ Kindle Fire HDX tablets are on sale as well, boasting a better display and longer battery life. The 7-inch 16GB Fire HDX is now priced at $199, while the 32GB model is going for $239, and the 64GB version is on sale for $279.

Need a bigger screen? Get a bigger discount. The 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX tablets are $40 off, bringing the 16GB model down to $339, the 32GB version to $389, and the 64GB tablet to $439. Those are some pretty good deals on some fairly powerful tablets.

But there’s more good news for those who already either already own a 2012 Kindle Fire HD 7″ or 8.9″, or are looking to pick up an older refurbished tablet, and aren’t crazy about the very Amazon-centric Fire OS. The Fire OS is very much tied into the Amazon store and all the media they sell through it, but now there is an alternative out there. Android Police reports that CyanogenMod is releasing new nightlies for the 2012 Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″ tablets. Experimental builds are up right now, but regular updates will begin starting today, allowing Kindle Fire HD users access to the CyanogenMod 11, which comes with a relatively clean version of KitKat. This should allow users access more of the powerful tools the standard Android operating systems offer.

Keep in mind that any time you mod there are always stability risks, but if you like tinkering with the build of your electronics, you can now enjoy the most popular non-OEM ROM available on your 2012 Kindle Fire HD.