Amazon updates Kindle Fire HDX operating system

With both models of the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets now out in the wild, Amazon can concentrate on tweaking the system to add features and fix bugs. The device, while considered to be a competitor to the Nexus 7, is really more about media, specifically that from the retail giant's ecosystem. The latest update, which rolls out today, takes the OS to version 3.1 and adds several new features to enhance the 'media device' perception even more. The first part of the update brings integration of social book service Goodreads, which Amazon purchased in March of this year. "Goodreads… [Continue Reading] Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2013-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon loses its head of Fire TV, Kindle and Luna to Unity

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Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for everyone

Last month, Amazon introduced some hefty discounts on its Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, but those discounts were only available to Prime subscribers. Now, the company has made those savings available to all customers in the US, with up to $40 of... Continue reading at Engadget

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Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for Prime members

Amazon's next big hardware event is just days away, and it appears the tech giant is using that as an opportunity to provide hefty discounts for Fire tablet and Kindle models for Prime subscribers. Most notably, Prime members get $40 off the Kindle P... Continue reading at Engadget

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Best Amazon Kindle and Fire tablet deals for Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day isn’t just a day—it’s essentially a 60-hour event that starts right now with deals on Amazon’s own devices, including Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers. Bottom line: If you’ve been considering one of these devices, now is the time to buy, as we’re seeing discounts of up to 50... Continue reading at PC World

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These are the Prime Day deals Amazon is offering on its Kindles, Echos, and Fire tablets

Shoppers can save up to $80 on select Kindles. With Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 kicking off on Monday, the company has revealed some of the deals to be had on its range of hardware devices. The deals include everything from $70 off Echo Shows to $80 off on Kindle Oasis to $100 off on Fire TV... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Your older Amazon Kindle may lose connectivity today, but there's an update

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Amazon Kindle gets an update, brings improved home screen and more

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Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms

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Amazon announces new devices, including HD Kindle Fire

Amazon's new lineup of devices includes a Kindle Fire tablet with HD and other new features as well as a back-lit e-reader called the Kindle Paperwhite. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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