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How to install Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are known for offering decent bang for their buck. They might not be the most powerful tablets around, but they’re fairly inexpensive while offering decent displays, long battery life, and acceptable performance (especially if you opt for the Fire HD 10 or Fire Max 11, which have better processors than the smaller […]

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Compare Amazon Fire tablet specs: Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and Fire Max 11 tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the 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 $230. From time to time, they go on sale at deep discounts. On Amazon […]

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Lilbits: Linux on (some) Amazon tablets, and is Lenovo making a Legion Go handheld gaming PC?

Amazon sells cheap tablets with decent screens and reasonably adequate specs because the company wants you to spend money on Amazon products and services. And that’s one of the reasons Amazon Fire tablets ship with a fork of Android called FireOS rather than stock Android software – because it allows Amazon to ship its own […]

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How to install Google Play on 12th-gen Amazon Fire tablets (2022 models running Fire OS 8)

The 12th-gen Amazon Fire tablet is the first device to ship with Fire OS 8, the latest version of Amazon’s tablet operating system, and it’s now available from Amazon for $60 and up. While Fire OS continues to put an emphasis on Amazon’s apps and services, making Fire tablets most useful for customers who stream […]

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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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Lilbits: Google brings Fuchsia OS to another smart display, AAEON launches UP Squared v2 single-board PC with an Intel processor

AAEON has updated its UP line of tiny single-board computers with x86 processors with a new model sporting Intel Atom-based Celeron or Pentium processor options. While the new UP Squared v2 looks a lot like the UP Squared 6000 that launched earlier this year, it has a lower starting price, a slightly different board layout, […]

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Amazon Fire 7 (2022, 12th-gen): First look at Fire OS 8

The 12th-gen Amazon Fire 7 tablet is now available, and it’s the first of Amazon’s tablets to ship with Fire OS 8, the latest version of the company’s Android-based operating system for tablets and smart TVs. As we reported when Amazon announced the new tablet in May, Fire OS 8 is based on Android 11 […]

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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 […]