Half of all Android tablets (in the US) could be Kindle Fires

Amazon Kindle Fire

It’s been a while since Amazon has released sales figures for the Kindle Fire, but the 7 inch tablet was tearing up the charts late last year. Now there are signs that more than half of all Android tablets in the wild US could actually be Kindle Fires. That’s according to web analytics firm comScore. […]

New kernel brings Netflix to Android 4.0 Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire with Netflix and Android 4.0

Kindle Fire owners have been hacking Amazon’s $199 Android 2.3 tablet to install unofficial versions of Android 4.0 since late last year. But while those early builds of Android 4.0 offer most of the feature’s you’d expect, up until now they’ve been based on older Android kernels and have lacked support for features such as hardware […]

BreakDroid is a Mac utility for rooting Kindle Fire 6.3

BreakDroid

If you want to root an Amazon Kindle Fire running software version 6.3 or earlier and you have a Windows PC all you need is the latest Kindle Fire Utility. But if you’re using a Mac, there’s another solution. It’s called BreakDroid, and the latest version works with Kindle Fire software versions 6.2.2 and 6.3. […]

Pre-rooted Kindle Fire 6.3 custom ROM

Kindle Fire 6.3

Want to have the latest Kindle Fire software on your device, but don’t want to lose root access? You can let your Kindle Fire download and install the software version 6.3 update automatically and then manually re-root your tablet. Or if you’ve already rooted your Kindle Fire and installed a custom recovery app you can […]

Amazon’s next-gen tablets could start at $169

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon could be preparing to launch as many as four new tablets this year, with the cheapest models running as little as $169. That’s how much the company typically charges for a refurbished Kindle Fire, but it’s also the price of a Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. There’s little doubt at this point that Amazon […]

Deals of the Day (3-29-2012)

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7 inch tablet designed for reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and playing games downloaded from Amazon. But it’s also a pretty decent overall Android tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, a TI OMAP 4 dual core processor and 8GB of storage. Normally Amazon charges $199 […]

How to root a Kindle Fire running software version 6.3

Amazon Kindle Fire 6.3 root

Amazon is rolling out new software for the Kindle Fire which brings Book Extras, sharing of passages, improved Personal Document features and other updates to the 7 inch tablet. Unfortunately if you receive the update on a rooted Kindle Fire it will remove root access. The good news is it’s relatively easy to root a […]

Amazon rolls out Kindle Fire 6.3 software update

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon is rolling out a software update for the Kindle Fire. Software version 6.3 includes a number of new features and improvements. It’s mostly good news, but as usual, if you have a rooted Kindle Fire the over-the-air update will remove your root access unless you’ve installed a custom ROM or taken other action to […]

Amazon launching 3 new Kindle Fires this year?

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the best-selling Android tablets around, even though it launched less than half a year ago and runs a highly customized version of Android. But Amazon isn’t likely to stand still in the tablet space. Every few days there’s another rumor about the next Kindle Fire. Today’s come from Taiwanese […]

Experimental Kindle Fire bootloader dual boots 2 operating systems

Kindle Fire multiboot

The Amazon Kindle Fire may only have 8GB of storage space, but when properly partitioned that’s plenty of room for more than one operating system. In fact it’s possible to dual boot CyanogenMod 7 and CyanogenMod 9 on the tablet, letting you choose between Android 2.3 and Android 4.0. The only problem is that most […]