Amazon smartphone rumored as AT&T exclusive with “Prime Data”

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It seems like the rumored Amazon smartphone has been in the works for years, and the rumors just keep on coming.  This time the information comes from Boy Genius Report. BGR claims to have received information from parties close to the matter, and that the new Amazon device will be an AT&T ...

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How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

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The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The Kindle range runs Android, albeit a very customised Android to a point where it is almost unrecognisable. As part of this customisation and integration into the ...

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How to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android [Android 201]

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Is the Google Play Store not giving you what you want? Perhaps you may want to try the Amazon Appstore. Although seasoned Android users may already know about this process, here is a walkthrough for those new to the platform. For those who don’t already know, you can download apps from ...

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Comparing the Amazon FireTV to the competition

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Stacking the new device up against the Roku 3, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast So the Amazon FireTV is out, available, and already shipping. The $99 device lands in a space currently occupied by Apple TV, Roku, and, to a degree, the Chromecast. Each of these devices features their own unique ...

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

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When you think about the things we look for in tablets, it’s always the same stuff that comes to mind. We want a light device that’s gorgeous, powerful, and lasts days on end. Some of us also have preferences in regards to storage capacities, speakers, and cameras. Seasoned Android ...

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Amazon Coins now available directly from Android devices

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Amazon on Wednesday announced that customers living in the US, UK and Germany can now use (buy, spend, earn) Amazon Coins directly from their Android phones and tablets. Previously exclusive to the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon Coins can let users buy apps, purchase add-ons, unlock features, and ...

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Amazon now lets users send Amazon Coins as gifts

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Amazon on Thursday introduced a new option which should help spur additional downloads of Android games and apps – and developer revenue. Starting today, you can buy Amazon Coins as gifts for friends and family members. These coins, which have been around for much of 2013, can be used to ...

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Amazon slashes Kindles by 20% for one day only

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Been on the fence about whether to get a Kindle or Kindle Fire for yourself or a family member? Did you miss out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday stuff? Well, you’re in luck! For perhaps the last time this year… Today sees Amazon slapping a 20% discount on their entire Kindle ...

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Amazon announces second annual 12 Days of Deals for books

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You bought yourself a new Kindle Fire HD or Android tablet, eh? You do plan to use that for educational and informational reasons, right? Amazon has introduced its second annual 12 Days of Deals for books. Note that it is not required that you own an Amazon tablet or something with ...

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Amazon celebrates FAA ruling with 15% discount on Kindle devices

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Amazon simply loves the new FAA decision which allows for the use of portable electronics during take-off and landing. How much so, you ask? Enough to celebrate by discounting their Kindle family of tablets. Effective immediately, Amazon is throwing a one-day promotion of 15% OFF their Kindle ...

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Amazon’s ‘FireTube’ set-top box could be delayed until 2014

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Amazon’s set-top box could be delayed beyond the 2013 holiday shopping season, reports The Verge. Originally expected to arrive later this fall, the so-called “FireTube” is allegedly a box based on the same forked version of software that’s found in the Kindle Fire ...

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Appstore Developer Select rewards developers who optimize apps for Kindle Fire line

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Amazon on Tuesday announced a new initiative which rewards developers who optimize Android apps for the Kindle Fire line of tablets. Known as the Appstore Developer Select program, incentives include credits in hosting services, tools for better discovery, and premium placement in ...

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Amazon ‘Firetube’ may take on Roku, Apple TV

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Chances are good that you’ve heard the speculation of an Amazon phone (or two) and the occasional rumor that they company is prepping a set-top box. Recent trademarks filed by Amazon in the US and Canada for an Amazon Firetube adds fuel to the…well, fire. Word on the street is that ...

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Amazon still readying a pair of smartphones, report says

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Amazon is prepping a pair of Android smartphones, one of which goes by the code name of “Smith”, says TechCrunch. The news matches up with previous reports that the online giant was working on more than one handset. According to their source, the smartphone will reportedly employ a ...

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What is Amazon’s ‘Mojito’ Fire OS 3.0?

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One of the key features in Amazon’s new 2013 Kindle Fire tablets is its “Mojito” Fire 3.0 OS. What are the details and what does this mean to the end user? Amazon has put together a lengthy list of features, enhancements, and updates and we certainly recommend checking it out ...

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