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Original Amazon Kindle Fire gets Android 5.0 (unofficially)

Amazon launched its first tablet in 2011. The original Amazon Kindle Fire looks a bit dated by today’s standards: It has just 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processors, and a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. But it’s still a surprisingly capable tablet. Amazon still releases firmware updates […]

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Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

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Amazon Appstore tops 200k apps, Prime has tens of millions of subscribers

Amazon’s annual report is out today, and tucked away in the lengthy document are some details about the company’s achievements over the past year. Amazon has a habit of being very selective with the details it provides, so we still don’t know how many Kindle eReaders or Kindle Fire tablets were sold in the past […]

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Kindle Fire software updates: Prime video downloads, instant “Mayday” support

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets all have one thing in common: They ship with the latest version of Amazon’s Android-based operating system. It’s called Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” and it’s a heavily customized version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. That means that pretty much any app that can run on Android 4.2 can also run […]

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Deals of the Day (9-09-2013)

Any day now Amazon is going to get around to introducing its 3rd-generation Kindle Fire tablets… which means it’s a pretty good time to pick up a 2011 or 2012 model if you’re happy with slightly dated specs. Refurbished models are going for lower prices than ever. Here are some of the day’s best deals […]

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CyanogenMod 10.2 brings Android 4.3 to aging Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon released the original Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble launched its NOOK Tablet (which was technically the company’s second tablet). While each company offers limited updates and support for those aging devices, the hardware’s still pretty useful — especially thanks to independent developers who continue to bring Google’s […]

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Amazon tablet benchmarks hint at 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Snapdragon 800 PCU

Amazon’s expected to launch a new line of Kindle Fire tablets this fall, and according to reports, we may be able to expect models with high-definition displays and blazing-fast processors. Now benchmark results from GFXBench would seem to confirm those reports. The benchmark website has been choc full of scores and specifications for unannounced devices […]