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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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Google Play Store can be installed on 2022 Amazon Fire tablets again

Amazon’s Fire tablets ship with a modified version of Android called Fire OS. It’s tightly linked with Amazon’s apps and services including the Kindle, Prime Video, and Amazon Music apps. It also features Amazon’s Appstore instead of the Google Play Store. But folks have been installing the Play Store on Amazon’s tablets for years. Up […]

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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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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022) arrives with a faster processor and a $100 starting price

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet has been one of the best budget tablets available for years, offering a better screen and processor than the entry-level Fire 7, at a lower price than the higher-performance Fire HD 10. Now Amazon is refreshing the Fire HD 8 with new 2022 models that… look an awful lot like […]

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Daily Deals (8-16-2022)

Amazon continues to offer up to 50% off select Kindle, Fire, and Echo products. HP is running a back to school sale on select PCs and accessories, with coupons that let you save up to 10% extra off on devices that are already on sale. And best Buy and B&H are both running deals on […]

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Amazon Fire tablets: How to disable Amazon apps and features

So you’ve installed the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire tablet. What’s next? While you can’t yet root Amazon’s latest tablet or replace the operating system with a custom ROM, you can disable a bunch of Amazon apps and features. Don’t need the Amazon Appstore, want to disable the Weather, Prime Video, or Kindle apps? […]

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How to sideload apps on Amazon Fire tablets (install apps that aren’t in the Amazon Appstore)

Amazon’s Fire and Fire HD tablets ship with a fork of Google’s Android operating system called Fire OS. For the most part that means they have a custom user interface that’s designed to highlight Amazon apps and services. But it also means that instead of the Google Play Store, they ship with the Amazon Appstore […]

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Run Android 10 on the 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (unofficially with LineageOS 17.1)

Most new Android phones and tablets shipping this year are running Android 10 software, and Google is getting ready to release Android 11 this fall. Meanwhile, Amazon’s latest tablets are running a fork of Android called Fire OS and some recent tablets are still stuck on Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1 […]