x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
40% of iPads bought on Black Friday were by Android smartphone owners

40% of iPads bought on Black Friday were by Android smartphone owners

posted: 01 Dec 2013, 23:10

So which devices were in demand on Black Friday? According to a survey of 125,000 shoppers, different variations of the Apple iPad were very much in demand last Friday, along with the Microsoft Surface. At Walmart,...

Amazon offers one-day sale on certain 7 inch Kindle Fire tablets to thank the FAA

Amazon offers one-day sale on certain 7 inch Kindle Fire tablets to thank the FAA

posted: 04 Nov 2013, 10:48

If you're looking for a deal on a tablet, Amazon is running a one-day 15% off sale on selected Kindle Fire tablets; right on its homepage on Monday, the retailer announced that it was thanking the FAA...

Run Jelly Bean on your original Amazon Kindle Fire

Run Jelly Bean on your original Amazon Kindle Fire

posted: 18 Dec 2012, 02:14

If you have an original Amazon Kindle Fire that you want to update, an XDA member named "Hashcode" has the answer in a set of written instructions that will install Android 4.2.1 on your tablet with almost all of the features intact; some...

Amazon says Black Friday weekend Kindle sales doubled over 2011, but what does this mean?

Amazon says Black Friday weekend Kindle sales doubled over 2011, but what does this mean?

posted: 27 Nov 2012, 08:49

Amazon is now saying it has doubled Kindle sales over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. Great! But what does it mean?…

Amazon confirms it sells hardware at cost, not making money on it

Amazon confirms it sells hardware at cost, not making money on it

posted: 12 Oct 2012, 06:08

The Amazon Kindle Fire kickstarted the niche of $199 7-inch tablets that has grown tremendously since then…

New Amazon Kindle Fire is here: $159, more bang for the buck

New Amazon Kindle Fire is here: $159, more bang for the buck

posted: 06 Sep 2012, 13:27

The new Amazon Kindle Fire has just arrived and it’s virtually upgraded, snappier hardware in pretty much the same plastic wrapper for a noticeably cheaper price of only $159…

Report: No 10 inch Amazon Kindle Fire to be displayed next week

Report: No 10 inch Amazon Kindle Fire to be displayed next week

posted: 31 Aug 2012, 19:45

Despite speculation to the contrary, a report has come out on Friday that says Amazon will not be introducing a larger-sized version of its Amazon Kindle Fire tablet; with the OG version sold out, the Amazon Kindle Fire 2...

More images of the upcoming new Amazon Kindle Fire surface: coming with Skype support

More images of the upcoming new Amazon Kindle Fire surface: coming with Skype support

posted: 31 Aug 2012, 02:49

The Amazon Kindle Fire really was the device that opened the $200 tablet niche that is booming right now with Google’s entry there with the Nexus 7…

New Amazon Kindle Fire(s) leak out: new design, 7- and 10-inch models likely

New Amazon Kindle Fire(s) leak out: new design, 7- and 10-inch models likely

posted: 30 Aug 2012, 13:32

The Amazon Kindle Fire has been the best selling Android tablet as Amazon has just revealed somewhat funnily that the Fire “sold out,” but still holds a 22% share…

Amazon says the Amazon Kindle Fire is sold out; the low priced tablet has 22% of the tablet market

Amazon says the Amazon Kindle Fire is sold out; the low priced tablet has 22% of the tablet market

posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:56

With rumors flying about a September 6th event that will unveil the sequel to the Amazon Kindle Fire, the online retailer has announced that the original model has sold out and is...

Apple iPad barely beats out the Amazon Kindle Fire for the highest customer satisfaction

Apple iPad barely beats out the Amazon Kindle Fire for the highest customer satisfaction

posted: 11 Aug 2012, 20:39

Analytics firm comScore polled 6,000 tablet owners to see how satisfied they are with their device and found that the Apple iPad is the most popular amongst men while females seem to favor the...

Amazon Kindle Fire now has easy access to the Spotify for Android app

Amazon Kindle Fire now has easy access to the Spotify for Android app

posted: 07 Aug 2012, 15:16

Previously, the only way Kindle Fire owners were able to experience the music-streaming app, Spotify, they were required to side-load it. Of course, for the average Joe, that can be one laborious and out-of-the-box...

Apple iPad starting to lose market share in Q2 2012

Apple iPad starting to lose market share in Q2 2012

posted: 02 Aug 2012, 07:51

The Apple iPad basically founded the modern tablet market when it launched back in 2012, and now three years later it’s still the dominant product with no rival to directly compete with it…

Amazon looking for app and game developers for its tablet

Amazon looking for app and game developers for its tablet

posted: 25 Jul 2012, 21:05

Amazon is looking for app and game developers for its Kindle Fire platform; the push to expand the number of apps and games comes as the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 is expected to launch next month possibly with another model offering...

More evidence surfaces of a larger Kindle Fire in 2012

More evidence surfaces of a larger Kindle Fire in 2012

posted: 16 Jul 2012, 08:26

Yesterday, we brought you the news about another big publication jumping on the iPad mini rumor - the New York Times now reiterated whispers about a smaller version…

Android Jelly Bean gets ported to the Kindle Fire

Android Jelly Bean gets ported to the Kindle Fire

posted: 11 Jul 2012, 19:21

After Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s source code hit the Android Open Source Project repository a few days ago, the great devs out there have been getting to work on some cool and interesting projects. Among them is...

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 release date rumored to be August 7th

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 release date rumored to be August 7th

posted: 04 Jul 2012, 04:27

Google has just announced the ground-breaking new Nexus 7 tablet with prices starting from $199, which happens to be the exact same price Amazon is asking for its Kindle Fire tablet…

Your move: Google Nexus 7 launch could result in early August release for Amazon Kindle Fire

Your move: Google Nexus 7 launch could result in early August release for Amazon Kindle Fire

posted: 29 Jun 2012, 18:03

The impending July release of the Google Nexus 7 tablet could force Amazon to release the sequel to the Amazon Kindle Fire in October or November; according to DigiTimes, a full lamination...

Can the Nexus 7 take down the Kindle Fire?

Can the Nexus 7 take down the Kindle Fire?

posted: 29 Jun 2012, 08:09

Amazon achieved what other Android tablet manufacturers couldn't – to sell its devices. And it didn't take a big screen or a quad-core processor to do it. The company simply took a basic Android build, integrated it with its media store...

Amazon Appstore officially coming to Europe, Kindle Fire might follow

Amazon Appstore officially coming to Europe, Kindle Fire might follow

posted: 20 Jun 2012, 08:03

Apps listed in the Amazon Appstore will be made available for distribution in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain later this summer, with plans for further global expansion in the future...

Latest stories