Remember Amazon’s all-new Silk Browser available exclusively on the Kindle Fire that promised to deliver a faster web browsing experience? Our friends at Anandtech put the “split browser” architecture through a series of test and discovered that Silk does consume less bandwidth as advertised, but the performance is actually slower.
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The folks over at Gesture Theory have found a pretty significant bug in the Kindle UI that allows users to temporarily download any book in the Kindle store for free. That’s right, full access to paid books for free.
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When browsing the Kindle store, Amazon wants it to be simple for you ... Read More »
Gotta love development for affordable tablets! The Amazon Kindle Fire is great, but at that price point it’s missing many of the features more expensive tablets have. Due to Amazon’s business plan, one of the missing features happens to be Google Apps. This includes the Android Market, as well as all ... Read More »
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If you are among the millions who have already purchased the Amazon Kindle Fire, you may be pleased to learn that Amazon’s new Android tablet has already been rooted. The Kindle Fire’s rooting method was discovered by death2all11o who used the Android SDK and SuperOneClick 2.2 to do a lot of the heavy lifting. The ... Read More »
Amazon Kindle Fire unboxing and specs don’t matter, but ecosystem and price will push it past iPad sales
Can the Amazon Kindle Fire really outsell Apple’s iPad2? After spending less than a day with the $199 Kindle Fire, I believe Amazon will pull it off. And I think it will happen much sooner than many analyst are thinking.
As many bloggers have been discussing this week, hardware specs don’t really matter with a ... Read More »
The Amazon Kindle Fire is just one day away from release. This 7-inch, $200 tablet actually started shipping today for some consumers, and the review embargo has just been lifted. Select websites have posted their full reviews, which should ease some doubtful minds. If you’re wondering whether this tablet is worth your cash ... Read More »
The Amazon App Store is probably the most popular third party Android app store out there. App selection is great, and the free app of the day definitely makes mornings a little better. Amazon hasn’t been known for paying attention to UI detail, though, but that’s about to change. Amazon has updated its App Store ... Read More »
Need even more reasons to buy the Kindle Fire? Today Amazon announced that several thousand of the most popular Android apps will be available on their $199 7-inch tablet. The list includes the likes of Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, The Weather Channel and popular games from Zynga, EA, ... Read More »
Can Barnes & Noble launch a device that can compete with Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire? Today the oldest and largest book retailer in the US announced the Nook Tablet, which launches next week and will retail for $249. That’s a $50 premium over the $199 Kindle, so let’s take a closer look ... Read More »
Even though estimated pre-order sales already set the Kindle Fire up to be not only the most successful Android tablet to come out so far, but most successful tablet in general, Apple still seems to think the device won’t make a dent in the industry.
Barclays Group analyst Ben Reitzes recently sat down ... Read More »