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 […]

Making Amazon’s 2017 Fire tablets more Googley (Play Store, third-party launchers)

Amazon’s tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS. While Amazon has developed a custom user interface for the operating system, featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore, Kindle, Music, and Movies apps, it’s surprisingly easy to install the Google Play Store on Amazon’s most recent tablets. You may not be able to root […]

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to run $199

The long-anticipated Amazon tablet is almost here. The company is holding an event in New York City to officially introduce its 7 inch Android device this morning, but the folks at Bloomberg just couldn’t wait — and they’ve spilled some of the beans. Here’s what we know so far: The device will be called the […]

Amazon could launch a tablet in August

Amazon has yet to confirm plans to release an Android tablet, but the rumor mill has been working overtime on the possibility. Now the folks at DigiTimes have received word from Taiwanese component makers that Amazon’s first tablets could ship by August or September. According to DigiTimes, Amazon is opting for a a Texas Instruments […]

Amazon tablets could have quad-core chips, dual mode (color and monochrome) displays

Amazon execs haven’t officially come out and said that the company is working on an Android tablet. But there’s growing evidence that a line of Amazon tablets could launch later this year. CEO Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports to “stay tuned” for more details recently, which is pretty far from a denial. Last week Boy […]

Amazon CEO on Amazon tablet plans: “Stay tuned”

There’ve been rumors floating around for the past few months that Amazon could be preparing an Android tablet that would presumably ship with the Amazon Appstore, Amazon Kindle, Amazon MP3, and other Amazon-branded services. When asked flat out about the project by the folks at Consumer Reports, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said “stay tuned” for […]