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Lilbits: Black Friday, hacking Amazon’s tablets, and distro hopping on a Linux smartphone

If you haven’t checked out Liliputing’s Black Friday 2020 Mobile Tech Deals page in a while, now’s a pretty good time to do that. We’ve added deals on w whole bunch of laptops, tablets, smartphones, storage products as well as streaming services and downloadable apps, games, and digital media. After offering its Fire HD 10 […]

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Lilbits: AMD gets serious about gaming, Microsoft is giving Windows 10 a makeover

Microsoft has taken to pushing out two major Windows 10 releases a year… but major may be in the eye of the beholder, because the last few updates have mostly brought a bunch of small changes to the operating system. That could change next year – according to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is […]

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Lilbits: PineTab Linux tablet coming in August, Jibo’s afterlife, and more

Pine64 began taking pre-orders for their PineTab 10.1 inch Linux tablet in June, and now the company says it expects to begin shipping the tablet to customers in mid-August. Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone continues its march toward launch, this time with an appearance at the Bluetooth SIG website. And if you happened to take […]

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Amazon Fire Toolbox v7.3 adds support for 10th-gen Fire HD 8 (Install Google Play, remove Google apps, backup your device and more)

Less than two weeks after the 10th-gen Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8+ tablets began shipping, the developer of a popular Fire tablet hacking tool has released an update to add support for Amazon’s newest tablets. In addition to adding support for Amazon’s 2020 model 8 inch tablets, Amazon Fire Toolbox v7.2 also adds […]

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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 […]

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Amazon Fire tablet hacking resources (Fall 2019 edition)

As usual, Amazon is offering deep discounts on Fire tablets for the holiday shopping season. And as usual, some folks would like Amazon’s tablets better if they worked a bit more like other Android tablets. Amazon Fire tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS. That means they have an Amazon-designed user interface and ship […]

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A new Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Probably Fire HD 10 2019)

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the most powerful model in Amazon’s tablet lineup. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM and storage space, and the highest resolution display. But it’s also the oldest current-gen Amazon Fire tablet, having last received a hardware refresh way back in 2017. It looks like that could change […]

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Amazon Fire tablet hacks: Google Play, Root, Recovery, and ROMs

Amazon’s Fire tablets are arguably some of the best cheap tablets worth buying, thanks to a combination of decent displays, specs, and performance and low starting prices (which are even lower on Prime Day or during other sales). The Amazon Fire 7 has a list price of $50, but you can pick one up for […]