Nexus device made their way around, and Google's major Android event scheduled for tomorrow was suddenly cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Read on for more of this past week's best Android news.
Amazon's cloud services seem to be struggling a bit today, as our friends at SlashGear are reporting that a failure has brought down a number of huge sites like Netflix, Reddit, Pinterest, and Foursquare. The outage, according to Amazon's own Web Service Dashboard, looks to be the fault of Amazon's EC2 services, but we're pleased to say that things are getting better. Whereas before, EC2's status alerted that "new launches for EBS backed instances are failing," at the moment, the status is "Degraded EBS performance in a single Availability Zone."
BBC. For a while, rumors have circulated that Amazon might actually be selling Kindle and Kindle Fire's at loss. As it turns out, they are not that discounted, but in business, breaking even is not generally the goal either.
Kindle products will now be in less brick-and-mortar stores starting today. In a move that would oust retail competitors like Amazon from their stores, Wal-mart has stopped selling all Amazon Kindle ereaders and tablets. No longer will you be able to try out Amazon's offerings of slates at one of the largest retail stores in the US.
announced a slew of new Kindle devices, including the all new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped Kindle Fire HD. A lot of folks are really excited to get their hands on one, but developers and rooters alike may not be too happy when they set their eyes on the new device. It turns out that Amazon locked up the bootloaders of their 2nd-generation Kindle Fires using the same techniques that are used on most "high-security" devices.
Motorola unloading a new entourage of smartphones for Verizon, Amazon doing the same for tablets, and plenty of leaks so lets dive in.
Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire HD tablets, and while the 8.9-inch model might have stolen the show it's their smaller 7-inch model that could be the big hit. Amazon's new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD packs a pretty impressive spec sheet and a great price to match it. But is that enough for it to rival the Nexus 7?
Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablets being ad supported or "subsidized" with special offers appearing on the lockscreen and homescreen, but lets clear some of the rumors up. Since we were there live we can agree that yes these were indeed included, but Amazon has confirmed they'll be optional.