Amazon has today revealed that its family of Kindles brought record sales between Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the third year running. But as usual, the retail giant won’t tell us exactly how many devices it has sold.
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If you prefer to buy your Android apps from Amazon rather than Google, then you’ll be pleased to know that the retail giant today rolled out a new Appstore client for Android that delivers a redesigned user interface and significant performance improvements.
Amazon has today unveiled its new third-generation tablet called the Kindle Fire HDX. Like its predecessors, the device is available in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variants, and both feature speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, high-resolution displays, 2GB of RAM, and stereo speakers.
The larger model also offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which is a first for the Kindle Fire lineup.
In addition to the new models, Amazon has refreshed the Kindle Fire HD to add improved displays, faster processors, and Amazon’s latest software. The retail giant has also reduced the price of the 7-inch device to $139, while the 8.9-inch model is now just $269.
Amazon has today kicked off a massive Kindle Fire fire sale with savings of up to 25% on its tablet. The sale kicked off at 6 a.m. PDT today, and it will run all day. It doesn’t just include Kindle Fire tablets, but also cases, styluses, and other accessories, too.
If were planning to pick up a Kindle Fire, then, today’s the day to do it.
With the current Kindle Fire HD almost a year old now, we’re expecting Amazon to unveil its successor in the coming weeks. And according to leaked benchmark results, it could be a significant improvement, with the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a high-resolution 2560×1600 display.
Dots is a ridiculously fun, simple game that has taken iPhone and iPad owners by storm (and reduced my fingertips down to bleeding little nubs). In fact, the game has been downloaded more than 5 million times and played almost a billion times in less than four months.
Wouldn’t you like to get that on Android and Kindle Fire? Sure you would. Good news! It’s coming to Google Play today. And a new game mode is coming to all devices, including iPhones.
The Kindle Fire has been one of the few tablets that’s been able to stand up to the iPad and carve out a spot on the market, but rather than keeping the specs cheap, Amazon is planning to bump the Kindle Fire up to HD status.
For a long time after its launch, the iPad was by far the best-selling tablet on the market, and no matter how hard they tried, rival devices didn’t stand a chance of stealing its market share. But that’s all changed, according to the latest figures from IDC.
Android-powered slates saw a staggering 163% increase in the last year, and they’ve now overtaken the iPad and opened up a rather large gap in market share.
When it comes to small tablets, Google and Apple have been getting all the attention lately with the new Nexus 7 and iPad 5 rumors, but Amazon is preparing a new arsenal of tablets to take them out.
Amazon plans to pack Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 800 chipset into its next lineup of Kindles and even the 7-inch model is getting some decent horsepower.
Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 could be just weeks away with supply chain sources claiming it’ll launch in late July or early August. Like the current Nexus 7, the new model will reportedly be built by Asus, and it’ll feature much-improved specifications, including a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a Snapdragon 600 processor.