Posts Tagged ‘Kindle Fire’

As soon as Apple entered the small tablet market with its recently announced iPad mini, plenty of people understandably suggested that the game was up for the competition. Can the likes of Google, Amazon and the rest compete when the 800lb gorilla that is Apple comes knocking? Well, turns out Amazon for one, can.

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Despite making its way as the world’s most renowned online retailer, Amazon has certainly made a significant contribution to the technology market over the past few years, and yesterday’s press conference headed by CEO Jeff Bezos, which is now available to view online in its entirety, showed the company has the nous and initiative to make – and improve – its successful product range.

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After the great success* of the original Kindle Fire, Amazon has not only announced an upgraded version, but also two separate HD tablets with specifications and prices that blow every other Android tablet (and, to a certain extent, the new iPad) out of the water! Check them out after the jump!

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If you are one of those individuals who happen to be in the market for a new tablet in the coming weeks or so, then the recent leaked images of the new Amazon Kindle Fire may be of some interest to you. Amazon has showcased the current generation Kindle Fire as out of stock, obviously setting off speculation that they are about to furnish the marketplace with a new and improved version of their relatively popular tablet, something that seemed to be confirmed with the release of an image yesterday, purported to be of the new Kindle Fire.

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The tablet computing space is one of the most hotly contested industries at the moment, with the success of the iPad proving just how lucrative that particular marketplace can be for companies. Since the launch of the iPad, we’ve seen many contenders to the throne that have come in all shapes and sizes, running varying operating systems and priced at different points, but nothing has really come close to dominating the space like the iPad has over the last three generations.

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It may surprise some people to learn that the tablet has been around for quite some time, and although it was popularized across the world in 2010 when Apple launched the original iPad, it is worth remembering that this particular genre of consumer technology was merely brought to the world’s attention by Apple, not invented. With that said, we can pretty much thank the iPad and similar devices for giving us the tablet boom which we are currently experiencing, and as the market matures, things are only likely to get better in this space.

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The Amazon Kindle Fire is not your archetypal Android tablet by any stretch of the imagination, but that hasn’t stopped members of the modding community from treating it as such. With Android Jelly Bean now beginning its official rollout, those looking to install it on their Amazon tablet can now do so thanks to an AOSP-based Jelly Bean (4.1.1) ROM.

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The smaller iPad, which the tech world has been chattering about non-stop for the past couple of weeks, is said to be a 7.85-inch slate designed to counter the new releases of the Google Nexus 7, along with the purported new Kindle Fire.

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When anyone mentions a touchscreen device, or to be more specific; a touchscreen tablet device, you instinctively think about Apple and the iPad. Ever since the creation of the ground breaking iPhone in 2007, and the subsequent release of the iPad in 2010, touchscreen devices seem to be synonymous with the company. Apple obviously weren’t the first technology company to come up with the idea of controlling a mobile device through a touch based interface, but when they entered that segment of the market, they managed to totally reinvent it and almost assume ownership.

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The video sharing website, Vimeo, recently turned seven years old, and although in some peoples eyes it may sit in the shadow of Google’s YouTube, its rise to importance on the world wide web has been dramatic. The website was founded in late 2004 by two partners and was intended to be a place solely for the uploading of user made videos. The name ‘Vimeo’ is said to reflect this with it being a combination of the words ‘video’ and ‘me’.

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the first tablet to come out of the usually e-ink laden e-reader line that has proven itself to be a firm favorite the world over. Along with the move to a full color, Android-powered tablet, Amazon has created its own web browser, designed to make loading web pages a snappy affair by doing some fancy caching. That’s the theory, at least.

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Recently, we published a post on related to the work-in-progress Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich port for the Kindle Fire and now, we’ve received news that the port has been released for public consumption. Check out the details and the step-by-step instructions on how to install it on your Kindle Fire after the jump!

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