Making Amazon’s 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)

Amazon’s tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it’s surprisingly easy to install the Google Play Store on Amazon’s most recent tablets. You may not be able to root […]

Reports: Amazon prepping a $50 tablet, Apple to launch a pricey iPad Pro

Two tech giants are preparing to launch new tablets, according to reports in the press. But while Amazon is thinking small for its next tablet, Apple is thinking big… very big. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon may soon offer a 6 inch Amazon Fire tablet with a starting price as low as $50, […]

HBO Now launches for Amazon Fire (and Android) devices

HBO is bringing its online video streaming service to more platforms, starting with Amazon Fire and Google Android devices. You use the HBO NOW apps from the Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore or Android to stream movies or TV shows to a smartphone or tablet (including Amazon’s Fire tablets). Support for Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire […]

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 get (unofficial) bootloader unlock, custom recovery, and root

Amazon’s Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 are low-cost tablets featuring Amazon’s custom version of Android. They’re designed to let you run apps and games from the Amazon Appstore, listen to music from Amazon MP3, watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video, and read Kindle eBooks. But Amazon’s Fire tablets run a […]