Amazon says no to a $99 Kindle Fire HD

Amazon has refuted reports that it will introduce a new Kindle Fire HD at an ultra-low price point of $99.

CyanogenMod (Jelly Bean) hits Amazon's Kindle Fire HD

Amazon's popular Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet is loaded with a (default) custom fork of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

Video: OpenCL mod for Kindle Fire HD shows untapped potential

One might reasonably think that manufacturers would take advantage of every last ounce of performance when it comes to tablets.  

Amazon Kindle Fire HD poised for "mass market" success

Apple's wildly popular iPad and iPad mini will no doubt be a favorite this Black Friday and beyond, but Amazon's Kindle Fire HD may also be poised for mass market success.

8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD ships today

The WiFi version of Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is shipping today, with the LTE iteration slated to ship next week.

Kindle Fire HD gets recovery with Safestrap

Custom recovery arrives on the Kindle Fire HD courtesy of XDA Developers. 

Tablet rivals outperform iPad mini display

The recently launched iPad mini hasn't been on the market for all that long, yet Apple has already managed to sell a huge number of units.

Amazon Kindle HD closes the tablet profit gap

Amazon's entry-level $199 Kindle Fire HD carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $165, in addition to a $9 manufacturing fee. 

Kindle Fire HD bootloader bypass may be imminent

Amazon's next-gen Kindle Fire HD may have a locked bootloader, but that hasn't stopped the talented folks at XDA Devs from rooting the tablet and installing Google's Play Store.

Backing up and restoring your rooted Kindle Fire HD

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablet may still have a locked bootloader, but that hasn't stopped modders from rooting the popular device - even if full custom software installations are still blocked.

Kindle Fire HD bootloader remains in lockdown

Few things anger technophiles as much as devices that are locked down and don't allow users to customize or mod their hardware.

Qemu automates Kindle Fire HD root



Yes, you can root your Kindle Fire HD manually - or you can check out this automated utility code by XDA Dev member Sparkym3 which will do it for you. 


Rooted Kindle Fire HD gets Google Play Store



Amazon's next-gen Kindle Fire HD may have a locked bootloader, but that hasn't stopped the talented crew over at XDA Devs from rooting the tablet and installing Google's Play Store.

Amazon: Kindle Fire HD owners can opt out of ads - for a fee

Amazon lets you skip the ads on its new lineup of Kindle Fire HD tablets for $15.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD won't topple Apple's iPad

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD lineup may be an "ambitious" initiative, but is unlikely to unseat Apple's iPad as the reigning king of the tablet market.