Tag Archives: Kindle Fire

Google may begin selling Android tablets themselves

Back in early 2010, Google attempted to start a new trend with the Nexus One. The only way to get a phone was through Google’s own online store, a move no one had tried prior to the Nexus One. It ultimately failed, but some (this tech blogger included) feel like it should be given another shot. Google may be doing just that, as the Wall Street Journal has… Read more

Kindle Fire by Amazon software update 6.3 available now

About mid-way through the month of January, Amazon released the software update 6.2.2 for their Kindle Fire. While the last update had one big alteration in mind (full-screen Web browsing), there wasn’t much else included in the download. That changes with the latest update, bringing the software version to 6.3, as there are plenty of improvements to be… Read more

Android tablets still aren’t ready

Android tablets have been around for awhile now, and have finally started to make a mark in the tablet market. It all started with cheap, Chinese-knockoff style tablets, that ran old versions of Android, eventually moving up to tablets like the Motorola XOOM, which had an OS optimized for tablets. We now have quad-core monsters like the Transformer Prime,… Read more

Nook Tablet with 8GB of storage rumored to go on sale soon

As it stands right now, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is raking in the money due to its low-cost, and easy accessibility. It’s easily one of the most popular Android-based tablets out there, even if Amazon did manage to skin it and customize it to the point where you can barely tell it’s Android running behind the scenes. With its 8GB of storage, and $200… Read more

What will we see with the Kindle Fire 2?

Amazon’s original Kindle Fire turned into a huge success this past holiday season, and has become the only tablet to truly compete with Apple’s iPad. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said it himself, and Amazon has some amazing sales numbers to back it up. As one would expect, new rumors are stating that Amazon is about to put the sequel into production. Amazon has… Read more

Amazon working on 9-inch Kindle tablet, analyst claims

This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard that Amazon is working on a new tablet. Initial rumors suggested that Amazon was working on an 8.9-inch version of their Kindle Fire tablet, and that was before the world was rocked by the massive selling potential of Amazon’s first tablet device. But now that the Kindle Fire is out, and selling like hot cakes,… Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire sees MIUI 4 ROM

The Kindle Fire by Amazon is one of the most popular (cheap) tablets out there. And, while at face value you probably couldn’t tell it was running Android (unless you already knew), there’s definitely a version of our favorite mobile operating system lying under there. That’s why when we see custom ROMs like MIUI going for a spin on the device, we feel like… Read more

Amazon tripled customers of their Appstore in Q4

Amazon has been trying to push their Android Market alternative known as the Appstore for awhile now, and last quarter it finally paid off. Amazon tripled the number of Appstore customers in Q4 of last year, and the Kindle Fire is most likely to blame. For those unfamiliar, the only app store pre-loaded on the Kindle Fire is Amazon’s very own, and the… Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire estimated to have shipped 6 million units in the fall by analyst

We know that the Kindle Fire by Amazon has made a significant impact on the tablet market with its low price tag, and there are plenty of people out there who believe that it may have made a pretty good dent in Apple’s iPad sales at the tail-end of last year, too. But, according to a new research note by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan, it looks like… Read more