Amazon Fire OS 6 brings Android 7.1 Nougat to its 2017 Fire tablets (Update: maybe not)

Amazon’s Fire tablets run a custom version of Android called Fire OS… and while the company releases small software updates from time to time, it’s rare for one of Amazon’s budget tablets to get a major OS bump. But that’s just what happened recently. When the 7th-gen Amazon Fire, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD […]

Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet gets a spec bump (double the storage, faster processor)

As predicted, Amazon is updating its entry-level tablet. The new 9th-gen Amazon Fire 7 tablet is still priced at $50, and it still packs a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display. But Amazon has updated the specs for its budget tablet for the first time in two years. The tablet ships with 16GB […]

Unannounced Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Update: It’s the 9th-gen Fire 7 tablet)

Amazon launched an updated Fire HD 8 tablet last year, but the company hasn’t refreshed its Fire HD 10 or Fire 7 tablet since 2017. It looks like that could soon change. As spotted by the folks at Tablet Monkeys, a new device that showed up at the FCC website last week has all the […]

Daily Deals (5-06-2019)

Amazon’s latest device deals include deep discounts on Fire Tablets, Kindle eReaders, and Echo Smart Speakers, among other things. If you’re in the market for a new Kindle and you happen to have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card, you can pick up a Kindle Paperwhite for $90 and get 20 percent cash back when […]

Deals of the Day (4-09-2018)

Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV media streamers, and Kindle eReaders are already pretty affordable at their normal prices. But Amazon has a habit of running sales on these gadgets so often that I have to wonder why you’d ever bother paying full price unless you were in a hurry. Anyway, if you’ve been waiting for […]