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 Alexa voice service comes to Fire tablets through a software update

Amazon is rolling out a software update for its latest Fire tablets, bringing support for the company’s Alexa voice assistant software. Alexa is baked into Fire OS 5.4, the latest version of the operating system that runs on the company’s tablets, and the update is rolling out this week to the $50 Amazon Fire tablet, […]

Amazon launches new Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa for $90 and up

Amazon is bringing its Alexa voice assistant to the Fire HD line of tablets, and one of the first to receive the software will be a brand new version of the Fire HD 8 tablet. The new tablet has more RAM and storage than its predecessor, plus a lower starting price. You can pre-order the […]