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Compare Amazon Fire tablet specs: Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and Fire Max 11 tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the cheapest tablets worth buying thanks to a combination of decent screens, acceptable performance (for some tasks) and really low starting prices. Normally you can pick up an Amazon Fire tablet for between $60 and $230. From time to time, they go on sale at deep discounts. On Amazon […]

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Lilbits: Linux on (some) Amazon tablets, and is Lenovo making a Legion Go handheld gaming PC?

Amazon sells cheap tablets with decent screens and reasonably adequate specs because the company wants you to spend money on Amazon products and services. And that’s one of the reasons Amazon Fire tablets ship with a fork of Android called FireOS rather than stock Android software – because it allows Amazon to ship its own […]

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How to install Google Play on 12th-gen Amazon Fire tablets (2022 models running Fire OS 8)

The 12th-gen Amazon Fire tablet is the first device to ship with Fire OS 8, the latest version of Amazon’s tablet operating system, and it’s now available from Amazon for $60 and up. While Fire OS continues to put an emphasis on Amazon’s apps and services, making Fire tablets most useful for customers who stream […]

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Fire Toolbox v30 brings new features for hacking Amazon Fire tablets (including Fire OS 8 models)

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the cheapest tablets worth buying, with starting prices as low as $50 (or even lower during Amazon’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Prime Day sales). But they ship with a modified version of Android called FireOS that lacks some of the features you might find on other Android tablets. […]

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Lilbits: Google brings Fuchsia OS to another smart display, AAEON launches UP Squared v2 single-board PC with an Intel processor

AAEON has updated its UP line of tiny single-board computers with x86 processors with a new model sporting Intel Atom-based Celeron or Pentium processor options. While the new UP Squared v2 looks a lot like the UP Squared 6000 that launched earlier this year, it has a lower starting price, a slightly different board layout, […]

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Amazon Fire 7 (2022, 12th-gen): First look at Fire OS 8

The 12th-gen Amazon Fire 7 tablet is now available, and it’s the first of Amazon’s tablets to ship with Fire OS 8, the latest version of the company’s Android-based operating system for tablets and smart TVs. As we reported when Amazon announced the new tablet in May, Fire OS 8 is based on Android 11 […]

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Amazon Fire OS 8 debuts this summer (Android 11-based software for Fire devices)

The new Amazon Fire 7 (2022) tablet brings a better processor, more memory, and longer battery life to Amazon’s entry-level tablet. The $60 tablet will also be the first to ship with Fire OS 8 when the new Fire 7 begins shipping June 29, 2022. Fire OS is the Android-based operating system Amazon uses for […]

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Daily Deals (7-02-2019)

Amazon Prime Day is still almost two weeks away, but the online retailer is already offering discounts on some Echo, Kindle, and Fire TV devices… along with discounted Audible, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions — Note that you need a Prime membership to qualify for some deals. The company is also offering a […]

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Amazon’s 2019 Fire 7 tablet can be rooted, unlocked, and more

Amazon updated its entry-level Fire 7 tablet this year with a new model sporting a faster processor and twice as much storage as its predecessor. But two things haven’t changed. First, prices for Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet still start at $50 (or less during one of Amazon’s frequent sales). And second, the 9th-gen Fire 7 […]