That cell phones and tablets are planned as being 2 year devices.
Now that you know this, purchase accordingly.
The Kindle Fire debuted in late 2011 and less than a year later the Kindle Fire has become an outdated device. The new Kindle fire has started to ship and, as of now, original Kindle Fire owners find themselves essentially abandoned in terms of OS software updates and declining product functional capabilities. All of this has transpired less than a year after the original Kindle Fire's release and even before the device's warranty has expired. Customer Service is unable to provide details regarding potential upgrades, and with such a diverse range of tablets, phones, computers, operating systems and consumer content ecosystems becoming available, it would be highly disturbing if Amazon adopted a business model of abandoning those who were the earliest supporters of its products.
If you are a Original Kindle fire owner and consumer of Amazon products and would like your voice heard think about signing this petition.