Amazon might have a 10-inch tablet in the pipeline, stock Android seemingly on board

Amazon might have a 10-inch tablet in the pipeline, stock Android seemingly on board

Rumors have been flying around lately that Amazon is prepping an entry-level, 6-inch tablet that will boast an aggressive price of around $50, but if renowned leakster @evleaks is to be trusted, this might not be the whole bushel. It looks like Amazon might be having a larger Kindle Fire tablet in the pipeline, one with a screen diagonal of 10 inches. @evleaks, which is the Internet alter-ego of Evan Blass, also treated us to a render of the device and we can say that its design is noticeably sleeker and more streamlined that the one of Amazon's previous slates.  

Although neither the specs or the projected price tag are yet unknown, it looks it might be having a pretty curious feature on board - judging by the the render @evleaks shared with us, the device could be rocking a rather stock version of Android, but with no Google apps on board. As a refresher, all of Amazon's devices until now have run forked Android with the company's own features and UI atop, but this rumored 10-inch slate might stray away from the pack.

Hopefully, it won't meet the fate of Amazon's smartphone, the Fire Phone, which certainly didn't left a mark in history.


source: @evleaks

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11 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Kind of looks fake to me.

11. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Its EVLeaks. Can't be fake. If in case it doesnt reach market, then Amazon might have scrapped it, but it CANNOT be Fake. :P

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Without Google Apps and Services, right? My understanding is that you need to be a member of the Open Handset Alliance to have access to those, and to be a member you can't have forked Android...

4. bizwhizzy

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

You're probably right. No Google Apps shown in the pic, and even the search bar doesn't have Google branding.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You don't have to be a member, but you do have to use a nonforked if you add google apps from the get go, not to mention a fee to use the name Android in marketing.

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

More colors, please.

5. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

They should have done this from the start instead of investing so much time and effort forking Android. Take AOSP Android, load Amazon apps and call it done.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

you quest shows the divide of true android. People always say, you can do what you want with android. But whats the point if people constantly say to use vanilla android? At that point actually do a tablet right for production and put free windows on it.

8. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

About time they showed some signs of intelligent life.

9. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Being an Amazon device it'll have no SD slot and limited storage options to force people to use more online services.

10. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Doesn't run Windows; therefore, junk.

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