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It’s been an interesting few days for Amazon. The company came under fire late this week when it was revealed that Fire OS 5 removed device encryption from Fire tablets. Given the brouhaha surrounding encryption these days, Amazon’s decision was rather curious. The company confirmed the move in a statement yesterday, writing, “We removed some enterprise features that we found customers weren’t using.” Given the overwhelmingly negative reaction to disabling device encryption on its Fire tablets, it should come as no surprise that Amazon has quickly changed its tune. Without going into further detail, the company simply issues the following statement: We will return the option for full disk encryption... Read more...
Back in September, Amazon introduced a new line of Fire tablets. The revised lineup included a $50 7-inch Fire along with a Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 priced from $149 and $229 respectively. All of the tablets shipped with Amazon’s new Fire OS 5, which was developed under the codename “Bellini.” Today, Amazon has announced the first major update to Fire OS 5 and it encompasses three new features. The headlining feature is Blue Shade, which is designed to help make reading a tablet in bed a more enjoyable experience. Amazon explains that it relied on research studies which show that blue light can interrupt the body’s production of melatonin, interfere with our ability to fall asleep and even delay... Read more...
We were tipped that Amazon would be introducing a $50 tablet earlier this month, but we were left to speculate as to how exactly the online retail giant would be able to hit that price point. Well, today we’re finding out all the gory details on Amazon’s latest effort to push its services into the hands of more customers. The new entry-level Fire tablet, as we previously surmised, comes with a 1024x600 IPS display, hence why it doesn’t have the “HD” moniker attached to its name. You’ll also find a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM (Amazon claims that the Fire’s processor is twice as powerful as the unit found in Samsung’s competing Tab 3 Lite), 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD... Read more...