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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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Fire Toolbox 32 update brings support for (some) Amazon Fire Max 11 hacking

Amazon’s new Fire Max 11 is the company’s biggest, most powerful, and most versatile tablet thanks to an updated design, upgraded processor, and support for accessories including a keyboard and pressure-sensitive pen. But the $230 tablet is also a little trickier to hack than some older Amazon tablets, because it ships with a newer version […]

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Hack your Amazon Fire tablet with Fire Toolbox (Install Google Play, disable Amazon apps, and more)

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer a lot of bang for the buck. With list prices starting as low as $60, they’re far cheaper than any iPad, and more affordable than most Android tablets from companies like Samsung or Lenovo. Amazon’s tablets also go on sale for even lower prices at least a few times a year. […]

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Amazon Fire Max 11 is Amazon’s biggest, fastest, (and priciest) tablet

Amazon’s Fire tablets are known for offering excellent bang for the buck. They might not exactly be speed demons, and the Android-based Fire OS may not support quite as many apps as other mobile operating systems. but with prices starting as low as $60, Fire tablets offer decent screens, acceptable performance, and make decent budget […]

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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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Daily Deals (9-07-2022)

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the cheapest tablets with half-decent displays and performance… but you know what’s even cheaper? A refurbished, previous-gen model. Right now Woot is selling refurbished Amazon Kindle and Fire products for $15 and up. While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend opting for some of the oldest models, the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite, […]

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Amazon’s 12th-gen Fire Tablet arrives this week with a speed boost, more RAM, and USB-C

Amazon’s new Fire Tablet arrives this week. With a starting price of $60, it’s a little pricier than the previous-gen model that it replaces, but the new 12th-gen Fire Tablet has a faster processor, twice as much RAM, faster wireless, and a USB Type-C port. The new 12th-gen Fire Tablet went up for pre-order last […]