• Amazon Fire Tablets Now Available in Canada... Should We Care?



    Amazon.ca continues to bolster its first party hardware portfolio with two new tabletsónew for Canada, at least. At present it looks like they'll only be available for purchase individually, rather than those crazy six-packs that were selling to Americans a few years back.

    You want specs? Prepare to be underwhelmed:

    Fire 7
    7 inch display, 1024 x 600 pixels @ 171 ppi
    8 or 16 GB of storage + microSD
    Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor
    2 MP camera, VGA selfie cam
    Mono speaker, built-in microphone
    Up to 8 hours of battery life
    Starts at $59.99 CAD

    Fire HD 8
    8 inch display, 1280 x 800 pixels @ 189 ppi
    16 or 32 GB of storage + microSD
    Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor
    2 MP camera, VGA selfie cam
    Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone
    Up to 12 hours of battery life
    Starts at $99.99 CAD

    I had always thought that Amazon's affordable tablets would be perfect for the novice Android modderówith an unlocked bootloader and root access you could kill the Amazon bloat and be left with a mean and lean F-Droid machine. But the XDA forums for these devices leads me to believe that rooting them is only possible on older versions of their OS. Would any Android hackers care to weigh in on whether or not the extra hassle would be worth it?

    Source: Amazon via Liliputing

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    1. NotABiot's Avatar
      NotABiot -
      I use a much older color Fire tablet exclusively for consuming Amazon content and almost entirely books.

      It's great for that, and I'm sure these new models must be at least as good.

      One thing that they will do that no Android tablet just running a Kindle app will do is read the books aloud automatically.
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