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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bootloader unlock and root for Amazon Fire 7 tablets (5th-gen and 7th-gen)

Less than a month after hackers figured out how to unlock the bootloader and root the 8th-gen Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (the 2018 model), there’s now a method for doing that with Amazon’s cheaper 7 inch tablets. Xda-developers forum member k4y0z has posted instructions for unlocking the 5th-gen and 7th-gen Amazon Fire tablets (the […]

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Hacking Amazon’s Fire tablets (Black Friday 2018 edition)

Amazon’s Fire tablets already offer a lot of bang for the buck, with list prices starting as low as $50. But this week Amazon is offering deep discounts on most of its Fire tablet lineup as part of a Black Friday sale. Starting November 22nd you’ll be able to pick up a Fire 7 tablet for […]

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Daily Deals (9-18-2018)

Amazon is offering deep discounts on some of its Fire tablets, Fire TV devices, Echo speakers, and Kindle eReaders today. The only catch? You need to be an Amazon Prime member to snag a Fire 7″ tablet for $35, a 4K Fire TV for $40, or some of the other deals. But if you’re looking […]

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Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 go on sale in Canada

It looks like 2017 might be the year Amazon’s hardware division starts taking Canada seriously. Last month the company started selling Amazon Echo speakers in Canada (along with Amazon Prime Music streaming) and also launched an Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition which is available in Canada (and dozens of other countries). Now Amazon has […]

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PSA: Amazon releases Fire OS 5.6 update, fixes install from unknown sources bug

Amazon recently rolled out a new version of Fire OS for its tablets and while Fire OS 5.6 brings a few new features including support for monitoring smart home cameras with Alexa, app icons in the notification tray and some tweaks to the settings menu, it also partially broke one feature: installation of apps from […]