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 […]

B&N could launch cheaper 8GB NOOK Tablet this week

NOOK Tablet

On paper the $249 Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet looks a lot like the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire. They both have 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS displays and 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 dual core processors. But the NOOK Tablet has twice the storage of the Kindle Fire and costs $50 more. Now […]

Amazon may have shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fires last year


Amazon has never been shy about tooting its own horn, regularly issuing press releases proclaiming excellent sales figures for the Kindle line of eReaders or more recently the Kindle Fire tablet. But the company has been reluctant to actually say just how many devices it’s sold. Now the folks at iSuppli have put together an educated […]

Deals of the Day (2-13-2012)

Amazon Kindle Fire

Walmart is offering a $50 gift card when you buy an Amazon Kindle Fire for regular price at $199. That’s not quite as good as getting the 7 inch Android tablet for $50 off, but it’s probably the next best thing. Other deals in today’s roundup include a great price on a 12.1 inch HP […]

MIUI 4.0 for the Kindle Fire (custom version of Android 4.0)

MIUI 4.0 on the Amazon Kindle Fire

We’ve seen how to install Android 4.0 on the Amazon Kindle Fire, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. We’ve also seen what MIUI software based on Android 2.3 looks like on the Kindle Fire. Now you can have the best of both worlds with MIUI 4.0 for the Kindle Fire. It’s a custom version of Android based […]

Amazon now offers refurbished Kindle Fire tablets for $179

Amazon Kindle Fire

Thinking about picking up an Amazon Kindle Fire, but find the $199 price tag too high? Amazon is now offering refurbished models for $179. Yeah, that’s only $20 off the list price — but Amazon offers the same 1-year warranty on refurbished Kindles as it does on new models. So there’s actually not much risk […]

Android 4.0 update for the Kindle Fire – now with USB mounting

Kindle Fire Android 4.0

One of the bugs that’s been plaguing Amazon Kindle Fire users who have installed early builds of Android 4.0 on the $199 tablet appears to be fixed. Developer JackpotClavin has released a new build of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for the tablet which adds support for USB mounting. In other words, you can now connect the […]

New Kindle Fire Android 4.0 ROM adds custom lock screen, bug fixes

Kindle Fire with Android 4.0

A group of developers are continuing to work on improved versions of Google Android 4.0 for the Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon’s $199 tablet ships with a customized version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but by rooting the tablet and installing custom software it’s possible to turn it into an (almost) full-fledged Android tablet running CyanogenMod 9, a […]

Amazon: Kindle sales are up, but profits are falling (for now)

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon is re-iterating that the company sold “millions” of Kindle devices including the Kindle Fire tablet during the holiday season. The company reported its quarterly earnings this afternoon — and as usual, Amazon isn’t spelling out just how many Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, or other Kindle devices were sold. But Amazon says Kindle device sales […]

Apple sold more than 15 million iPads last quarter

Apple iPad 2

Over and over I hear from tablet makers that there’s not really a tablet market yet… there’s an iPad market. While it seems like every day a new Android tablet is announced, nobody is selling as many tablet as Apple yet — and Apple’s numbers just keep growing. The company released its quarterly earnings report […]