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Compared with everyone else out there that’s shipping Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon is a unique Android device maker, as the online retailer took an entirely... different approach when creating the Kindle Fire. Instead of only customizing the user interface of the Kindle Fire Android OS version, like most companies do with their products, Amazon went a step further...

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For quite some time now, the HBO GO service has been available for the Android platform. Unfortunately, the app has not supported any Android tablet so far, even if the app was updated to run... on ICS. The status quo changes somehow today, as one particular tablet is now supported by HBO Go – Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Available starting today from the Amazon Appstore, HBO GO le...

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Mobile payments may have gained some ground in the States.. but in the U.K. it has yet to make its mark. It seems like PayPal wants to be ahead of the pack as the online payment... service provider just launched the PayPal In-Store Android app. The app is available now on Google Play but only for UK PayPal members.

What’s rather odd about the PayPal In-Store app is t...

Amazon Android

I have to admit that, when Amazon launched its own store for Android apps, I was among those who asked why Amazon created its own app store. It all became clearer a while later, when Jeff Bezos’... company launched its own Android-powered device, the Kindle Fire.

Helped by the amazing popularity of the Fire, the Amazon Appstore managed to survive alongside Google Play and other third-party stores, a...

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The runaway success of the Kindle Fire has made Amazon eager to refresh its tablet lineup, but it seems the online retailer is having problem deciding on the right size.

An anonymous... source recently tipped Reuters that Amazon is preparing to release an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire during the lucrative holiday season this year. If you believe the latest report from DigiTimes, however, the...

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With Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE still stuck in a legal limbo, we wouldn’t blame impatient customers for glancing in AT&T’s direction, at the delectable HTC One X. Of course, the import... banned affected HTC’s version of the One X too, but it seems that at least some units made it into the country before the ban was enforced. The One X is out of stock on AT&T’s site, but...

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If rumors are accurate, it has certainly been and will continue to be a busy year for the R&D team at Amazon.

Not only is the online retailer giant apparently preparing a Kindle with... a color e-ink display, but Amazon is also planning to release a new Kindle device with front lighting. The latter came from a Reuters’ source that apparently has seen the prototype first-hand.  Accord...

Tablets

This is a follow-up to my article, from a couple of months ago, analyzing the segmentation trends in the tablet market. Since I wrote that article, we have seen some more data on the market... share trends of the iPad and Android tablets, including some very interesting data on the Kindle Fire. Now, let’s have a look at how the data stacks up against my predicted trends.

iPad vs. An...
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While not long ago, e-book readers were rudimentary devices far off from the capabilities of tablets, the thin line between a basic e-reader and a more complex slate becomes increasingly thinner... and thinner and thinner.

Amazon is the most important company “responsible” for mixing things up and the makers of the Kindle Fire are apparently planning to “confuse” us ev...

Forked-Android

In recent days, there have been many reports stating that numerous Android handset manufacturers are working on launching smartphones with their own forked versions of Android. Recent comments by... Skyhook CEO, Ted Morgan, and the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, seem to have fanned these flames even more. But ignoring Skyhook’s stormy relationship with Google for a second – is this...