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Amazon Fire TV Stick ships, out of stock until Jan 2015

Things are about to heat up in the dongle wars. Amazon has just announced that they have started to ship the first batch of orders of their Fire TV Stick, basically Fire TV shrunk down to an HDMI dongle size. The retailer claims that it is their fastest-selling device ever, and perhaps it shows. The Fire TV Stick is immediately out of stock, with inventories replenished by January 2015. Of course, you can still leave your order and they will be filled if and when the devices arrive.

Chainfire releases new CF-Auto-Roots for Nexus line on Lollipop

If you haven’t heard of Chainfire, then you probably haven’t been near any rooting tools, or are not interested in getting root access to your Android device. If you have been, then Chainfire is usually one of the names that you will hear – he’s a certified Android rockstar, an XDA developer with enough cred make him easily one of the most recognizable names in Android development.

Amazon Fire TV software update brings tablet style games

Amazon's Fire TV device has been updated bringing the latest software version to 51.1.4.0_user_514006420. The new update brings with it a lot of very nice features that will make owners of the set top box very happy. One of the new features is improved gaming with tablet games.

Amazon owns up to Fire Phone failure, blames pricing

They say it takes guts to admit to one's mistakes, and Amazon is certainly showing it has some. David Limp, the company's Senior Vice President for Devices has publicly admitted that the company fumbled and bumbled on its first Fire Phone, but it is putting the blame squarely on price tags only. And even with that minor, if you could call $170 million "minor", miscalculation, the company isn't ready to throw in the towel and will continue to iterate over the smartphoe until it gets it just right.

Amazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV Stick

Amazon might have stumbled a bit when it went out of its comfort zone with the Fire Phone, but that isn't going to stop the giant from taking risks, especially when it comes to its more established markets of video streaming. Some might see the Google's Nexus Player as taking on the Fire TV, so it isn't surprising that Amazon is biting back. The company has just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a familiar HDMI dongle that is unabashedly poised as a Chromecast, and a Roku Streaming Stick, killer.

Amazon Fire Phone not on fire, revenue takes a hit

Amazon just made its earnings conference call today and things are not looking good for the retailer giant. The company reported a staggering third quarter loss of $544 million, compared to last year's loss of $25 million from the same quarter. And the culprit? Both surprisingly and unsurprisingly, it is the Fire Phone that is to blame, at least according to some company reps. The rather eccentric smartphone has apparently cost Amazon a $170 million writedown in addition to supplier commitment costs.

Chainfire unleashes Sideload Launcher for Android TV

The Android TV platform is yet to have a formal launch but already we're seeing surging interest and activity around it, which is always good for a nascent platform. First there is that unofficial port that will let you install Android TV on an OUYA. Now even SuperSU creator Chainfire is jumping in with Sideload Launcher for Android TV, a handy little utility that will unhide regular Android apps that you might have indirectly installed on Google's fancy new entertainment platform.

Galaxy on Fire – Alliances now ready for Android gamers

We haven’t featured any games from Hamburg-based game studio Deep Silver yet but the Android version of the Galaxy on Fire – Alliances deserves our attention. Why, this new strategy game has recently taken New Zealand, Australia, and Canada by storm. It quickly became a popular app in the said countries where it was released prior to the major launch this week.
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