It’s been almost a year since Microsoft released its SmartGlass app for Android and iOS — and now it’s just become available on the Amazon App Store for the Kindle Fire.
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Acer will launch a second-generation Iconia B1 tablet this June, just five months after it announced the original, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The Taiwanese company had originally planned to launch the device towards the end of 2013, but has moved its launch forward several months.
Acer is also said to be planning a new 10-inch entry-level tablet for this summer.
Last year it seemed as though everyone was certain Amazon would follow up the success of the Kindle Fire with an Amazon branded smartphone to take on the iPhone. Instead, Jeff Bezos unleashed the Kindle Fire HD on the world.
The rumor mill is back with more Amazon smartphone rumors, as a new report claims Amazon is getting close to finishing its smartphone that will launch later this year.
The Acer Iconia Tab B1, which was leaked by the FCC back in December 2012, has surfaced online just hours ahead of its official unveiling at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The budget slate is expected to go up against devices like the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but does it have the specifications to compete?
WatchESPN, the Android application that allows sports fans to stream live games to their smartphones and tablets while they’re on the go, has finally been ported to Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets. The app is free to download and use — providing you already have a supporting ESPN TV subscription — and it delivers access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU.
Thanks to affordable offerings like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7, Android tablets continue to increase their market share and claw away at the iPad’s lead. However, Apple’s tablet remains king of the web, accounting for a whopping 87% of tablet web traffic in North America.
Looking to grab a capable tablet for a loved one this Christmas without breaking the bank? Amazon just slashed $50 off its new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for customers in the United States — reducing its price tag to just $249. You’ll have to be quick, however; Amazon says “quantities are limited,” and the deal is on for today only.
In last year Amazon has become a major player in the Android tablet wars. The Kindle Fire HD is one of the best Android tablets on the market, and Amazon’s software is pretty solid overall.
Sales of the Kindle Fire HD have been strong over the last few months, and Amazon announced today that their Appstore has grown 500 percent.
If you’re buying your kid(s) a Kindle tablet this Christmas, then it may be worth checking out Kindle FreeTime, a new, “all-you-can-eat” subscription service from Amazon that’s designed specifically for those aged between three and eight. It provides unlimited access to apps, books, games, movies, and TV shows that are all curated for “age-appropriateness,” with content from the likes of DC Comics, Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, and more.
Benchmarks for a mysterious Samsung tablet codenamed the GT-N5100 have surfaced online, sparking speculation that the Korean electronics giant is working on a 7-inch version of the Galaxy Note. The device would fit in nicely between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1, and it would allow Samsung to compete with other tiny tablets like Apple’s iPad mini, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, and Google’s Nexus 7.