The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...
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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