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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... Read more...
Barnes and Noble recently indicated that it was planning to launch at least one new Nook device in time for the holidays, with more in the pipeline, and according to The Digital Reader’s sources, that time may well be in early October. The... Read more...
With Amazon’s GameCircle, gamers using the Kindle Fire had the ability to save their game data in the Amazon cloud, so they never lost their saves and other data. Now, Amazon is expanding GameCircle and bringing its game-saving, leaderboard... Read more...
Got a Kindle? Got a kid? Amazon has you in mind, as the company announced updates to its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited content service that delivers as much kid-friendly content as they can consume. The... Read more...
Amazon’s FreeTime app for the Kindle Fire lets parents create individual profiles for their children so they can customize the content their little ones can access. It’s somewhat brilliant, because as opposed to simply blocking or... Read more...
We knew that Amazon was ditching Google Maps for its Kindle Fire tablets, but now it’s official: Amazon announced today that it’s Amazon Maps API is now in beta and ready for developers to migrate from the Google Maps API on Android. The... Read more...
Amazon unveiled several new Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet models today, and fans of the tablets now have a much larger product family tree from which to choose. First up: the original Kindle has received a bit of a specs tweak and now sports faster... Read more...
According to Reuters, Amazon will be adding integrated mapping to the Kindle Fire by partnering with Nokia, which means that Google Maps won’t be on yet another platform, Apple having ditched it with the iOS 6 release. Amazon is expected to... Read more...
With the introduction of the Nexus 7, it felt like Amazon's Kindle Fire was immediately outgunned. Both units cost $199, but the Asus-built Nexus 7 is clearly the superior. It has Android 4.1, a far faster processor, a smoother interface -- there's... Read more...