admin · Sep 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

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!).


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

admin

admin is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I am the xda administrator. Hear me roar. View admin's posts and articles here.
Mathew Brack · Jul 4, 2015 at 05:07 pm · 2 comments

HTC’s New Ad Campaign And What It Really Means

HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading speed, audio and selfies. Whilst you are surely astounded that HTC won every time, the tests were incredibly biased and their release shows something concerning about the company and how they are performing in the current market.     One of the many reasons companies tend to utilize blind trials is when they feel that their product is comparable or better than its competitors. This leads to the assumption...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 5 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 27 – July 4)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

XDA NEWS
Mathew Brack · Jul 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 4 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala,...

XDA NEWS
Share This