Items tagged with FireOS

We’ll gladly forgive you if you’ve completely forgotten about Amazon’s first foray into the smartphone market. The Fire Phone, which was first announced in June 2014 and went on sale as an AT&T exclusive, debuted with a shockingly high price tag of $199 for the 32GB model and $299 for the 64GB model on contract. Prices ballooned to a whopping $650 off-contract for the 64GB model. Many balked at the high pricing of entry given the mid-range specs for the Fire Phone (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM) and the meager display (4.7-inch 720p) which was competing against the likes... Read more...
The Amazon smartphone rumors are nothing new, but the rumor mill is a-churnin’ again. Reports suggest that Amazon has two smartphones in the works, one a cheaper model (“Project B”) running the FireOS (or something essentially similar to it) that is found on the Kindle Fire and one a high-end handset that could boast some groundbreaking features. According to a post on Hacker Network, the higher-end model, codenamed “Smith”, will have a 3D user interface, but the 3D won’t be built into the display itself; rather, it will be an illusion made from four front-facing... Read more...