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Is Fire HD 10 64-Bit? How This Affects the User

Last Updated Jan 12, 2022
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If you wanted to purchase a tablet recently, you will find out that most devices come in 32-bit as well as 64-bit. Phones and tablets just like laptops and desktops come in different processing power, and this is solely determined by the hardware (CPU) used on the device which can’t be changed. If you’re looking at tablets in 32-bits, there aren’t a lot that can be found in the market, and we would discuss why.

If you want to purchase the Fire HD 10, checking if it’s a 64-bit device or a 32-bit device is important for the tablet’s speed and performance. What you have to do is to first know which model of Fire HD 10 you want to get.

 Fire HD tablets have come a long way from 2015 models, 2017 models, 2019 models as well as the 2021 model. I might be guessing that you may be confused already with the words 32-bit, and 64-bit being thrown around. So let’s first differentiate the two to get a deeper understanding of what it means for your tablet/phone to be any of these bits.

What’s The Difference Between 32-Bit and 64-Bit?

Your Fire HD 10 CPU functions like its brain so it controls everything that has to do with the flow of data. Although there are only two available now (64-bit and 32-bit processor), the type of processor your Amazon Fire device uses affects how your tablet functions, and the kind of software you can install inside it.

When it comes to phones, tablets, laptops, or even desktop computers, the difference between the 64 and 32-bit has to do with processing power. Amazon Tablets with 32-bits processors are usually less secure, old, and slower while Fire Tablets with 64-bit are much stronger in security, newer, and faster in operation. 

So what do these numbers mean? Most computers and tablets made earlier use the 32-bit system that can process 2^32 (4,294,967,296) bytes of RAM while its counterpart can carry out about 2^64 (18,446,744,073,709,551,616) bytes of RAM. 

This means that the 64-bit system can process a billion times more data than the 32-bit system. So enough of the boring mathematical equations, let’s know how choosing any of this can affect you as a user. 

How Can This Affect You as a User?

While the 64-bit processor is highly overpowered when compared with the 32-bit system, it does not mean that you need a tablet that runs on 64-bit. Whether you should install any of the bit applications depends on the type of fire HD you buy. 

If you want a faster Amazon Fire HD, you should probably select one with the 64-bit operating system. With this processor, you can process, and install 32-bit applications because of its backward compatibility. But when you use a 32-bit tablet, you can’t install 64-bit apps. Also, there’s a notable difference when it comes to how each tablet functions.

Is Fire HD 10 64-bit?

So is the Fire HD 64-bit? Well, it’s not simple to answer that question because just as we discussed, Amazon over the years has created different versions of Fire HD 10. Some may be 32-bit, others may run on 64-bit. So which version of Fire HD 10 runs on 64-bit?

The Amazon Fire HD 10 (9th and 11th generation) runs on a 64-bit Mediatek MT8183 Helio P60T processor while the Amazon Fire HD 10 (7th generation and 5th generation) runs on a 32-bit Mediatek MT8173 processor. So if you need a higher bit version, you have to opt-in for the newer models of Fire HD 10.

How to Check Your Fire HD Tablet’s Bit

If you are not sure of the generation of Fire HD 10 you purchased, you can simply check if it’s 32 or 64-bit by doing this:

  1. Open your device settings by going to your tablet’s home screen.
  2. Find either “about phone” or “system” and select.
  3. Then go to the Kernel version. You would be able to see if it’s 32 or 64-bit.
  4. If it doesn’t show up, you can download a third-party app called Antutu benchmark or CPU-Z from a third-party website or Google play. 

If you would like to learn more about Fire HD 10, check out this article.

Conclusion

Getting to know if your Fire HD 10 runs on 64-bit, and how it can affect us is important so you can get the right type for yourself. If you have already gotten one, and you find out it has a 32-bit processor, unfortunately, you can’t convert it into 64-bit. 

The type of bit depends on the type of processor used in your fire tablet, and it can’t be changed. You just have to get one that is 64-bit. Well, at least next time you should pay close attention to the specifications of the device you want to purchase.

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