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WSJ: Amazon lays off engineers that worked on the Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone has had an odd history. While Amazon’s Kindle eReaders, Fire tablets, and Fire TV devices have been pretty well-received, the Fire Phone was seen by many as overpriced and gimmicky when it launched in 2014. These days you can pick one up for as little as $130, while Amazon apparently attempts […]

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Deals of the Day (7-08-2015)

The Amazon Fire Phone certainly isn’t the best smartphone you can buy. It runs Amazon’s custom version of Android, has aging hardware, and one of its hallmark features (glasses-free 3D imagery) isn’t much more than a gimmick. But you know what might make it easier to deal with all of those shortcomings? A really good […]

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Amazon Fire Phone update brings Android 4.4, color emoji, and wallpapers

Amazon has released a software update for its first smartphone, adding several new features and improvements. But the biggest change may be that Fire OS 4.6.1 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. That means the Amazon Fire Phone should support third-party apps that require KitKat and it also includes some key features from Android 4.4 including […]

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Amazon Fire Phone software update brings camera, phone, other improvements

Amazon is rolling out a major software update for its first smartphone, bringing new features and improvements to the camera, SMS, Kindle, and other apps. The company says the update also kills hundreds of bugs and improves battery life. The Fire Phone hasn’t exactly been a hot seller, and it could take more than a […]