Original Amazon Kindle Fire gets Android 5.0 (unofficially)

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Amazon launched its first tablet in 2011. The original Amazon Kindle Fire looks a bit dated by today’s standards: It has just 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processors, and a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. But it’s still a surprisingly capable tablet. Amazon still releases firmware updates […]

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

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Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

Amazon Appstore now has 240 thousand apps

Amazon Appstore

Amazon says there are nearly 3 times as many apps available for download from the Amazon Appstore as there were a year ago. Folks with a Kindle Fire tablet now have access to 240 thousand apps. That’s still far less than the million or so apps available for other Android devices from the Google Play […]

Amazon Appstore tops 200k apps, Prime has tens of millions of subscribers

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Amazon’s annual report is out today, and tucked away in the lengthy document are some details about the company’s achievements over the past year. Amazon has a habit of being very selective with the details it provides, so we still don’t know how many Kindle eReaders or Kindle Fire tablets were sold in the past […]

Original Kindle Fire gets an (unofficial) Android 4.4 KitKat update

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Amazon may be busy selling its third-generation of Kindle Fire tablets this fall, but the original Kindle Fire which was launched in 2011 still has its charms. The tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage — and if you don’t already have one, you […]

Deals of the Day (9-09-2013)

Amazon Kindle Fire

Any day now Amazon is going to get around to introducing its 3rd-generation Kindle Fire tablets… which means it’s a pretty good time to pick up a 2011 or 2012 model if you’re happy with slightly dated specs. Refurbished models are going for lower prices than ever. Here are some of the day’s best deals […]

CyanogenMod 10.2 brings Android 4.3 to aging Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet

B&N NOOK Tablet with CyanogenMod 10.2

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon released the original Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble launched its NOOK Tablet (which was technically the company’s second tablet). While each company offers limited updates and support for those aging devices, the hardware’s still pretty useful — especially thanks to independent developers who continue to bring Google’s […]

Amazon tablet benchmarks hint at 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Snapdragon 800 PCU

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Amazon’s expected to launch a new line of Kindle Fire tablets this fall, and according to reports, we may be able to expect models with high-definition displays and blazing-fast processors. Now benchmark results from GFXBench would seem to confirm those reports. The benchmark website has been choc full of scores and specifications for unannounced devices […]

Lilbits (8-14-2013): Asking Google for help

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Google will soon start using some of the information it already has about you to make your life a little easier (or maybe creepier). Soon when you’re logged into you Google account on a PC or using the Google Search apps for Android or iOS, you’ll be able to ask Google questions, and receive answers […]

Lilbits (8-09-2013): HP TouchPad updates, Amazon Kindle Fire rumors

A few days after developer JC Sullins released an unofficial software update for the HP TouchPad allowing you to use Bluetooth when running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the discontinued tablet, he’s released another update. This time not only does Bluetooth file transfer work, but you can pair the official HP Touchpad Bluetooth keyboard with […]

Rumor: Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Fire tablets to sport speedy Snapdragon 800 chips

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Amazon will likely unveil its third-generation Kindle Fire tablets this fall. Last year when the company introduced its second-generation models, Amazon made the move to high-definition screens and faster processors, and it’s likely that’ll happen again this year. Earlier this month BGR reported that Amazon’s newest tablets would each get a significant screen upgrade. Now […]

Kindle Fire refresh to bring higher-res screens to Amazon’s tablets?

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Amazon will likely launch new Kindle Fire tablets this fall: the company tends to release new eReader and tablet hardware every year. But while Amazon isn’t exactly saying what new features its next-gen tablets will have, the folks at BGR seem to think they have a good idea. Sources tell them that Amazon will launch […]

Deals of the Day (5-07-2013)

Amazon Kindle Fire

It continues to be a good week to pick up an Android tablet from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Not only will B&N’s deep discounts of up to $90 off on the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ continue through Mother’s Day, but Amazon is knocking $20 off the price of its Kindle Fire HD for […]

Deals of the Day (4-04-2013)

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The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 may have a starting price of just $159, but if you don’t need the slightly faster processor, twice the RAM, or Bluetooth, you can get last year’s model for less than half the price. Best Buy is selling refurbished 1st generation Kindle Fire tablets today for $100. And CNET has […]