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

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer a lot of bang for the buck. With list prices starting as low as $50, they’re cheaper than any iPad, and more affordable than most Samsung tablets. They often go on sale for even lower prices as part of sales for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Prime Day or other events. But […]

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Compare Amazon Fire tablet specs: Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire 10 tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the most 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 $180. From time to time, they go on sale at deep discounts. But […]

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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 […]

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Amazon’s new Fire 7 tablet has a faster processor, more RAM, longer battery life and USB-C

Amazon’s entry-level Fire tablet is getting a spec bump for the first time since 2019. The new Amazon Fire 7 (2022) is still a budget tablet with a 7 inch IPS LCD display, but it has twice as much RAM as the previous-gen model, a processor that Amazon says is 30% faster, and up to […]

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A new Amazon Fire tablet hits the FCC (could be a 2022 Fire 7 tablet, or a new Fire HD 10)

It’s been nearly three years since Amazon released a hardware update for the entry-level Amazon Fire tablet. But it looks like a new model could be coming soon. An unannounced device that sure looks like an Amazon Fire tablet showed up at the FCC website this week. The tablet that’s most overdue for a refresh […]

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Amazon Luna game streaming expands to Fire tablets and Chromebooks

Amazon is expanding hardware support for its Luna game streaming service. When the company first launched Luna last year, it was available for PC, Mac, Amazon Fire TV devices, and iOS hardware. A few months later it expanded to Android. And now Amazon is bringing Luna to Chromebooks and Amazon Fire tablets. That’s right, up […]

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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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RetroArch is now available from the Amazon Appstore (retro gaming on Fire TV and tablet devices)

RetroArch is a popular, cross-platform tool that lets you play classic console games on a variety of operating systems including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Now the developers have announced that RetroArch is also available from the Amazon Appstore, making it a little easier to play classic games on an Amazon Fire TV or […]