Latest Amazon tablet news

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns your Fire tablet into a smart display
Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns your Fire tablet into a smart display By Chris Hall

The Show Mode Charging Dock is an accessory for Amazon's Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets, allowing you to dock you tablet, charge it and use it a bit like an Echo Show.Previously released in the US, it's now coming to the UK, as Amazon sweeps in a number... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet updated and it's all about Alexa
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet updated and it's all about Alexa By Chris Hall

Amazon has updated its mid-sized tablet, the Fire HD 8. One of the best value tablets on the market, this device is firmly pointed at family entertainment, giving you an HD display, a solid body and enough power and battery life to keep you entertained.Amazon... Read more

Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now
Amazon Show Mode Charging Dock turns a Fire tablet into an Echo Show, available now By Rik Henderson

Amazon has released a new mode and dock for Fire tablets that turns them into Echo Show-style Alexa devices.Show Mode is an immersive, hands-free Alexa experience for the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets. You can then interact with your tablet in the... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition coming in July for £200, pre-order now
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition coming in July for £200, pre-order now By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced a Kids Edition version of its 10.1-inch tablet, the Fire HD 10. It has high spec and Full HD screen, but is great for children and costs just £199.99.An equivalent Apple iPad costs £119 more. Also, for your penny shy of £200 you... Read more

You'll no longer have to press a button to talk to Alexa on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017)
You'll no longer have to press a button to talk to Alexa on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017) By Dan Grabham

You can now use Alexa hands-free on more Amazon Fire tablets - previously you had to press and hold the Home button to awaken Amazon's virtual assistant. The new feature is rolling out this week to Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017) tablets via a free, over-the-air... Read more

Amazon's Kindle Oasis is now offered in gold and with more storage
Amazon's Kindle Oasis is now offered in gold and with more storage By Elyse Betters

You know what makes everything better? Gold.We're not trying to sound like Goldfinger, but obviously, it's must be true, or else tech companies wouldn't release all their devices in gold. The latest example is Amazon, which, five months after launch,... Read more

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging comes to Fire, Android and iOS tablets
Amazon Alexa calling and messaging comes to Fire, Android and iOS tablets By Max Langridge

When Amazon launched the Echo Show in May 2017, it introduced Alexa calling and messaging, a free-to-use feature that lets Amazon Echo owners and those with the Alexa app on their smartphone to make and receive calls and messages. Today, Amazon has opened... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag
Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag By Chris Hall

Amazon has been enjoying a run of updates on its popular Fire tablets and the next in line is the big one: the Fire HD 10.With a 10.1-inch offering a 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution, this is a tablet that's built around entertainment. Don't confuse... Read more

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school
Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school By Elyse Betters

Summer is almost over.Do you know what that means? The kids get to go back to school, and thanks to a new deal from Amazon, they'll be able to return with a kid-friendly tablet in tow. Amazon is currently offering up to £30 off its range of Fire Kids... Read more

Get £5 off an Amazon Fire 7 tablet for Amazon's Download Day
Get £5 off an Amazon Fire 7 tablet for Amazon's Download Day By Max Langridge

Amazon appears to be on a quest to have a day for everything. Following the incredibly successful Prime Day, which saw thousands of products discounted for Prime members, the retail giant has now announced the 28 July as being "Download Day".It's not... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets now on sale, from £50
All-new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets now on sale, from £50 By Chris Hall

Amazon's refreshed range of Fire tablets is now available to buy.Amazon announced it was making a couple of updates to its family of Fire tablets in May, updating the new Fire 7 and dropping the price of the refreshed Fire HD 8.The Fire 7 tablet, that's... Read more

Alexa is now available on Fire tablets in the UK
Alexa is now available on Fire tablets in the UK By Chris Hall

Amazon is pushing an update to its Fire tablets enabling the Alexa service in the UK. This has been available in the US since October last year, but now makes its way to users this side of the pond. Alexa will be available on a wide range of Fire tablets,... Read more

Amazon now offers an even better Fire tablet for kids
Amazon now offers an even better Fire tablet for kids By Chris Hall

Amazon has updated its Fire tablets and in the process has expanded the Kids Edition to the Fire HD 8, meaning there's now a larger tablet designed specifically for your kids.The updated Fire HD 8 tablet sits at the heart of the package and as the name... Read more

Hurry! Amazon's 7-inch Fire tablets are £25 off right now
Hurry! Amazon's 7-inch Fire tablets are £25 off right now By Elyse Betters

Want a new tablet but don't want to spend a lot of money?Amazon’s Fire tablets are extremely affordable entry-level tablets, and right now, they're cheaper than ever. The 7-inch version that comes with 8GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity is just £34.99... Read more

Tablets for kids: How to setup an Amazon Fire tablet for children
Tablets for kids: How to setup an Amazon Fire tablet for children By Chris Hall

Kids love tablets. They love the interactive games, they love having access to video to watch and they love all the apps. The big problem is that most adults have a tablet setup for themselves, meaning you're only a few clicks away from content or buying... Read more

Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet
Amazon Fire tips and tricks: Making the most of your Amazon tablet By Elyse Betters

It seems like everyone owns a Fire.Amazon's e-reader tablets are extremely popular because they're affordable and easy to use. It's no wonder that everyone from your kid to your mother has one - heck, you might own one yourself. However, no matter how... Read more

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max
£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced a new version of its 8-inch high definition tablet that not only comes with better battery life and more RAM, it's just £89.99.The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 4,750mAh... Read more

Kindle's Page Flip lets you skip pages without losing your place
Kindle's Page Flip lets you skip pages without losing your place By Cam Bunton

Amazon has introduced a new feature called Page Flip which will allow ebook readers to flip forwards and backwards between pages without losing their place. Page Flip automatically saves the page you're reading, and pins it to the side of the screen while... Read more

New Amazon Kindle 2016: Double memory, thinner, lighter and more
New Amazon Kindle 2016: Double memory, thinner, lighter and more By Luke Edwards

Amazon has just announced a new Kindle that upgrades the previous generation but still keeps that same £60 price.The new Kindle for 2016 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor yet manages to cram in double the memory for greater storage capacity.The... Read more

New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60
New Amazon Fire tablet options added, 16GB for just £60 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is expanding its line-up of super cheap tablets with new versions of its entry level device being added from 28 April.The Amazon Fire tablet impressed us greatly ahead of Christmas last year as it offers a lot of bang for your buck. At just £50... Read more

Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case
Amazon's next Kindle might be thinner, come with battery case By Elyse Betters

You might've heard by now that Amazon is readying a new Kindle. Well, a new report has shed some light on what we can expect from the device, including a thinner form factor and a rechargeable battery case.The company, which makes the Kindle-brand of... Read more

Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week
Amazon says a new 'top of the line' Kindle is coming next week By Elyse Betters

A new Kindle is coming.Amazon, the company that makes the Kindle-brand of e-readers and tablets, has announced it will introduce a "top of the line" Kindle sometime next week. Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, revealed the news on Twitter, explaining... Read more

Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch chargers deemed dangerous in UK recall
Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch chargers deemed dangerous in UK recall By Luke Edwards

Amazon Fire Kids Edition and Fire 7-inch owners beware, your power adapters may be dangerous. Amazon has just issued a UK and Ireland wide recall.The problem applies to power adapters sold in the UK and Ireland since September 2015. Amazon has contacted... Read more

Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night
Amazon Fire OS update stops tablet display light from keeping you up at night By Elyse Betters

Amazon is delivering a major software update to its Fire tablets.The update is considered the first major update to Fire OS 5, a forked version of Android powering Amazon's tablets. It brings all-new features, including something called Blue Shade. It... Read more

What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini?
What’s new in Amazon Fire OS 5 Bellini? By Luke Edwards

Amazon has just announced its latest refresh to all things Fire. From a new set of tablets to a new Fire TV platform, it's all change. But at the heart of it is the new Fire OS 5 Bellini.The new operating system brings an enhanced user interface, integration... Read more

Amazon updates tablet family with Fire HD 8 and HD 10, new £50 7-inch Fire tablet and refreshed Kids Edition
Amazon updates tablet family with Fire HD 8 and HD 10, new £50 7-inch Fire tablet and refreshed Kids Edition By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced an extensive refresh of its family of Fire tablets, sweeping in a new user interface in Fire OS 5 "Bellini", impressive specs and aggressive prices.There are two new Amazon Fire HD tablets in 8 and 10 inch sizes, the hero devices... Read more

Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android
Incredible Amazon 10-inch Fire tablet image leak hints that Amazon might ditch Fire OS for Android By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of rumours around of late about devices Amazon might launch before Christmas. It has been linked with getting a 6-inch tablet out in time that will cost $50 or less - in the States, at least - and thanks to official FCC postings,... Read more

Amazon is making a 6-inch tablet for Christmas that costs just $50
Amazon is making a 6-inch tablet for Christmas that costs just $50 By Elyse Betters

Amazon apparently thinks it can do better with saving you money this Christmas season, because it's said to be developing a new tablet that'll cost just $50. That's $29 cheaper than its cheapest Kindle reader.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon's... Read more

Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX
Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX By Rik Henderson

Amazon has dropped the Kindle branding from its tablet ranges and refreshed the line-up for 2014.The new Amazon Fire HD tablets come in 6- and 7-inch screen sizes and five different colour choices - perhaps to tackle the rise of the bright and cheery... Read more

Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display
Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a new Kindle ereader in the works, and it doesn't use the Paperwhite brand name.The last Kindle Paperwhite released in 2013, in Wi-Fi and 3G models, and featured the same 6-inch screen with 212 PPI and bezel as the original Paperwhite. Although... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite quietly updated with double storage
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite quietly updated with double storage By Elyse Betters

For those of you who prefer an ereader over a tablet as your ebook-reading machine, then you'll be glad to know that Amazon has quietly doubled the storage of its Kindle Paperwhite.The Amazon Kindle is a series of ebook readers by Amazon.com. The first-generation... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation gets a software update
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation gets a software update By Luke Edwards

Amazon has announced an update to its Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation. This is available now, for free, and should download and install automatically.The update will bring Kindle FreeTime for personalised profiles for children, the Goodreads community... Read more

Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300
Amazon reportedly set to release Android console in 2014, priced under $300 By Jake Smith

Amazon has plans to release an Android-based games console to compete with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to VG247.Not only will the console stream and download games, it will also provide music, movies and TV content to users for under $300,... Read more

Amazon wants you to trial Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days at no cost, sends out exclusive invites
Amazon wants you to trial Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days at no cost, sends out exclusive invites By Elyse Betters

Amazon has just started sending exclusive invitations to select customers via email, asking them to try the Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days...free of charge.The invite seems to push the standard Kindle Fire HDX, but customers can also choose the Kindle Paperwhite... Read more

Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 update adds Goodreads and second-screen features to Kindle software
Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 update adds Goodreads and second-screen features to Kindle software By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Fire OS 3.1 software update is now ready for the latest Kindle tablets.Fire OS 3.1 chiefly brings integration with book community Goodreads, including the ability to capture and share favourite quotes in books, being able to see what friends... Read more

Kindle line goes on sale in US: Amazon celebrates FAA's electronics policy with discount
Kindle line goes on sale in US: Amazon celebrates FAA's electronics policy with discount By Elyse Betters

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration approved gate-to-gate use of portable electronic devices last week, and now Amazon is celebrating the new policy with a one-day only sale in the US for its Kindle e-reader line.The... Read more

Amazon brings Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9-inch tablets and new Kindle Fire HD to the UK
Amazon brings Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9-inch tablets and new Kindle Fire HD to the UK By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced the UK release dates and prices for its new tablet devices and is now accepting pre-orders.The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two sizes, 7- and 8.9-inches, with the smaller of the two starting at £199, the larger £329. The 7-inch HDX... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire OS 3.0 Mojito: What is it and is it coming to my tablet?
Amazon Kindle Fire OS 3.0 Mojito: What is it and is it coming to my tablet? By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced a range of new tablets, for the US at least, and with them a new version of its operating system.Like previous iterations, Fire OS 3.0 (codenamed "Mojito") is based on Android but is heavily layered with Amazon's own portals and applications.... Read more

Amazon announces Kindle Fire HDX tablets and new, cheaper Kindle Fire HD
Amazon announces Kindle Fire HDX tablets and new, cheaper Kindle Fire HD By Rik Henderson

Amazon has refreshed its entire tablet line-up with a replacement for the Kindle Fire HD that adds a few features yet costs significantly less and higher-specified Kindle Fire HDX devices at 7 and 8.9-inches.The Kindle Fire HDX tablets effectively replace... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD leaks suggest high-resolution updates
Amazon Kindle Fire HD leaks suggest high-resolution updates By Chris Hall

The next version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD may come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display, if new details prove to be accurate.The current iteration of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets were launched on 6... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 specifications leak, 1080p and Snapdragon 800?
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 specifications leak, 1080p and Snapdragon 800? By Rik Henderson

It's been rather quiet on the Amazon Kindle Fire front of late. Most of the small form factor tablet rumour action has been around the second-generation Nexus 7 - now official - and the possible Retina-display iPad mini. But a number of specifications... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 now available in the UK
Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 now available in the UK By Chris Hall

Amazon is bringing the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to the UK, so you'll be able to get your hands on the larger Amazon tablet from today for a competitive £229 for the 16GB or £259 for the 32GB.Up until now Amazon has offered only the smaller 7-inch Kindle Fire... Read more

Amazon takes dig at Apple over iPad mini
Amazon takes dig at Apple over iPad mini By Rik Henderson

Amazon has responded to Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller's iPad mini launch presentation, in which he slammed competitors to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, by posting a direct dig at its rival on Amazon.com.The retailer points out that, even though its screen... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 7-inch tablets ship in UK
Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire 7-inch tablets ship in UK By Rik Henderson

Amazon has started to ship its 7-inch tablet devices in the UK just two days after Apple announced its pricier iPad equivalent, the iPad mini.Both the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire devices have been arriving on the doorsteps of those who pre-ordered... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire UK release confirmed, coming October from £129
Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire UK release confirmed, coming October from £129 By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced that the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire are coming to the UK. After what seems like an eternity of speculation, those in the UK will be able to get the new Kindle Fire models from October.The Kindle Fire HD and an updated version... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire 2012: Tablet revamped and now just $159
Amazon Kindle Fire 2012: Tablet revamped and now just $159 By Dan Sung

The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 shall be known as the Amazon Kindle 2012. That’s from the horse’s mouth, as Amazon let rip with its latest creations at the company’s Santa Monica press conference, announcing a new upgrade to the previous model that sold... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire HD: The new 7- and 8-inch Android tablets
Amazon Kindle Fire HD: The new 7- and 8-inch Android tablets By Stuart Miles

Amazon has announced the follow-up to the Kindle Fire, the aptly named Kindle Fire HD, at an event in Santa Monica on Thursday. The new model, which sports a similar design to the previous Kindle Fire, will come with either a 7-inch or 8.9-inch screen,... Read more

Amazon chooses Nokia Maps over Google for its new Kindle Fire range
Amazon chooses Nokia Maps over Google for its new Kindle Fire range By Danny Brogan

Amazon has decided to use Nokia’s mapping services in its new range of Kindle Fires, according to reports, and despite the company’s relationship with Google. At least one Kindle Fire tablet is expected to be announced on Thursday 6 September at... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 images turn up ahead of schedule
Amazon Kindle Fire 2 images turn up ahead of schedule By Stuart Miles

An image of the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 , purporting to be the real deal, has turned up online showing what the new 7-inch tablet from the bookseller will look like on its expected launch on 6 September. Sent to gadget site The Verge by an anonymous tipster,... Read more

The Kindle Fire is dead, long live Kindle Fire 2
The Kindle Fire is dead, long live Kindle Fire 2 By Stuart Miles

Amazon says it has sold out of the Kindle Fire tablet in the US a week before it is expected to launch a replacement. “We’re grateful to the millions of customers who have made Kindle Fire the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon,”... Read more

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