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Hack your Amazon Fire tablet with Fire Toolbox (Install Google Play, remove Amazon apps, and more)

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer a lot of bang for the buck. With list prices starting as low as $50, they’re cheaper than any iPad, and more affordable than most Samsung tablets. They often go on sale for even lower prices – ahead of Black Friday, Amazon is selling Fire tablets with prices starting as low […]

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

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the most 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 $180. From time to time, they go on sale at deep discounts. But […]

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Lilbits: Installing Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets, Linux on Chromebooks, and more

Find yourself with a new Amazon Fire tablet this holiday season? Amazon’s tablets offer pretty good bang for the buck if you’re looking for a device for reading eBooks, doing some web surfing, or streaming videos. But they also ship with Amazon’s Fire OS, which is a fork of Google Android that includes Amazon’s Appstore […]

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Amazon Fire tablets: How to disable Amazon apps and features

So you’ve installed the Google Play Store on your Amazon Fire tablet. What’s next? While you can’t yet root Amazon’s latest tablet or replace the operating system with a custom ROM, you can disable a bunch of Amazon apps and features. Don’t need the Amazon Appstore, want to disable the Weather, Prime Video, or Kindle apps? […]

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Daily Deals (1-18-2021)

Amazon is running a sale on Fire tablets, which means you can save $10 to $55, depending on the model. You can also save some money on USB wall chargers and power banks today, pick up an unlocked Google Pixel 4a 5G smartphone for $40 off the list price, or pay half price for a […]

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Amazon releases Fire OS 7 update for some older tablets (Android 9)

It took almost a month longer than expected, but Amazon has released an operating system update that brings the company’s latest software to some older tablets. The company has released a Fire OS 7 update for the 2018 Amazon Fire 7 and 2019 Amazon Fire HD 8. This is the same software that ships with […]

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Run Android 10 on the 2018 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (unofficially with LineageOS 17.1)

Most new Android phones and tablets shipping this year are running Android 10 software, and Google is getting ready to release Android 11 this fall. Meanwhile, Amazon’s latest tablets are running a fork of Android called Fire OS and some recent tablets are still stuck on Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1 […]