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Amazon launches 10th-gen Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus tablets (faster, more RAM, optional wireless charging)

Amazon’s Fire tablets have starting prices as low as $50 for an entry-level model with a 7 inch screen. But the Amazon Fire HD 8 has always represented a stronger value proposition for folks who can pay a little more for a version with much better specs. Now Amazon is updating the Fire HD 8 with two […]

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Amazon Fire OS 6 brings Android 7.1 Nougat to its 2017 Fire tablets (Update: maybe not)

Amazon’s Fire tablets run a custom version of Android called Fire OS… and while the company releases small software updates from time to time, it’s rare for one of Amazon’s budget tablets to get a major OS bump. But that’s just what happened recently. When the 7th-gen Amazon Fire, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD […]

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Amazon Fire tablet hacking resources (Fall 2019 edition)

As usual, Amazon is offering deep discounts on Fire tablets for the holiday shopping season. And as usual, some folks would like Amazon’s tablets better if they worked a bit more like other Android tablets. Amazon Fire tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS. That means they have an Amazon-designed user interface and ship […]

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A new Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Probably Fire HD 10 2019)

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the most powerful model in Amazon’s tablet lineup. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM and storage space, and the highest resolution display. But it’s also the oldest current-gen Amazon Fire tablet, having last received a hardware refresh way back in 2017. It looks like that could change […]

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Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet gets a spec bump (double the storage, faster processor)

As predicted, Amazon is updating its entry-level tablet. The new 9th-gen Amazon Fire 7 tablet is still priced at $50, and it still packs a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display. But Amazon has updated the specs for its budget tablet for the first time in two years. The tablet ships with 16GB […]

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Unannounced Amazon tablet hits the FCC (Update: It’s the 9th-gen Fire 7 tablet)

Amazon launched an updated Fire HD 8 tablet last year, but the company hasn’t refreshed its Fire HD 10 or Fire 7 tablet since 2017. It looks like that could soon change. As spotted by the folks at Tablet Monkeys, a new device that showed up at the FCC website last week has all the […]

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Hacking Amazon’s Fire tablets (Black Friday 2018 edition)

Amazon’s Fire tablets already offer a lot of bang for the buck, with list prices starting as low as $50. But this week Amazon is offering deep discounts on most of its Fire tablet lineup as part of a Black Friday sale. Starting November 22nd you’ll be able to pick up a Fire 7 tablet for […]

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How to use an SD card with Amazon’s Fire tablets

Every tablet Amazon Fire tablet released in the past few years has featured a microSD card slot, which is a nice thing to have if you’re using a tablet that may have as little as 8GB of built-in storage. You can pick up just about any Class 10 or UHS microSD card to add up […]

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Amazon’s 7 inch Fire tablet (2017) isn’t easily rooted… but you can install the Google Play Store

The Amazon Fire Tablet has been one of the best bargains for the past few years for folks looking for an entry-level tablet with relatively decent build quality and specs. For a starting price of $50 you get a 7 inch IPS display, a quad-core processor, a microSD card slot, and front and rear cameras. […]