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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Tablet, Forum Live on XDA
Today Amazon announced the $199 Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that holds a tremendous amount of potential to be a fantastic e-Reader and Android tablet (once rooted, of course). It will begin shipping on November 15, but you can pre-order today. You might recall that XDA was hugely instrumental in rooting the B&N Nook Color, allowing thousands to get much more out of the tablet than B&N ever intended. And we’re going to do the same thing with the Kindle Fire!
In terms of specs, the Kindle Fire isn’t exactly the most impressive, but for $199, it’s a great value. It includes a dual-core CPU which powers a 7″ IPS gorilla-glass display. It weights 14.6 ounces, which is about an ounce lighter than the Nook Color.
That said, we’ve gone ahead and added Kindle Fire forums to XDA-Developers. Let the development begin (just as soon as they start shipping!).
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...