What do you do with old phones, tablets?

I picked up a first-generation Amazon Kindle Fire tablet in 2011 and performed a bunch of experiments on it. But I never really used it all that much as a tablet… so eventually I loaded CyanogenMod on it, installed TuneIn Radio, 1Weather, and set it up as an alarm clock in my bedroom. It was […]

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire to sport Snapdragon 805 power?

Amazon’s Fire Phone may have just begun shipping, but there’s a good chance the company is already getting ready to launch its next device. It’s been nearly a year since the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets hit the streets, and if leaked benchmarks are anything to go by, it looks like a next-generation Fire […]

Images of next-gen Kindle Fire HD leaked

Clues about Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire HD refresh — like its 1080P display — have already trickled out. Now, there’s a set of leaked images to go along with the hardware specs. BGR got its hands on a handful of photos of the new 7-inch model, and its sources report that the 8.9-inch version is […]

CyanogenMod 10.2 brings Android 4.3 to aging Kindle Fire, NOOK Tablet

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon released the original Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble launched its NOOK Tablet (which was technically the company’s second tablet). While each company offers limited updates and support for those aging devices, the hardware’s still pretty useful — especially thanks to independent developers who continue to bring Google’s […]

Kindle Fire refresh to bring higher-res screens to Amazon’s tablets?

Amazon will likely launch new Kindle Fire tablets this fall: the company tends to release new eReader and tablet hardware every year. But while Amazon isn’t exactly saying what new features its next-gen tablets will have, the folks at BGR seem to think they have a good idea. Sources tell them that Amazon will launch […]

Install Android 4.2 on the original Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon may not be selling first-generation Kindle Fire tablets anymore (or offering significant software updates for them), but that doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old tablet new tricks. Developer Hashcode has released a custom ROM for the Kindle Fire that lets you run Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Amazon’s first tablet. In other […]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ROM ported to the Samsung Nexus S smartphone

Developers have been porting custom firmware such as CyanogenMod and AOKP to run on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets since the first models hit the streets last year. The latest Kindle tablets have been a tougher nut to crack thanks to their locked bootloaders. But one developer has decided to work in the other direction: By […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD dissected, proves (relatively) simple to fix

With a starting price of $199, it might be cheaper and easier to buy a new Kindle Fire HD 7 inch tablet if anything goes wrong on yours than it is to replace a broken touchscreen. But if you’re the sort of person that likes to fix things yourself, it looks like the Kindle Fire […]