Lots of apps. In addition to announcing major partnerships with Netflix and a myriad of app developers, Amazon has updated the generic Appstore program, giving the user interface some spit and polish before the Fire's release later this month. You can download the new version now.
Amazon Appstore would find their way onto the Kindle Fire (albeit with varying degrees of compatibility) but just in case you were wondering, Amazon's here to set the record straight. The company announced that major titles like Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, and games from developers like EA, Zynga and Rovio would land on the Kindle Fire when it releases next Tuesday. Appstore mainstays like the free paid app of the day will remain, and apps purchased on the Kindle Fire can be downloaded via the Appstore on any Android device.
Galaxy Nexus since its announcement three weeks ago, waiting has become a downright chore. The latest bit of bad news comes out of Amazon's UK division, where Phandroid spotted that the Galaxy Nexus' ship date has been pushed back to December 2nd, fifteen days after the official UK launch date of November 17th. Samsung hasn't changed their official date yet, but the Amazon shift doesn't look good. In the event that Amazon's date change doesn't extend to the entire country, the shift is a pretty big loss for the online retailer. With the UK and the rest of Europe currently scheduled to get some pure Nexus goodness of the 17th, early adopters aren't likely to wait around for Amazon to sort out some apparent supply chain issues. Of course, if the official date is soon to change, that would be a major let-down for Android fans across the UK and EU - a six-week gap between announcement and launch isn't exactly stellar. If UK customers are frustrated, US Android fans are starting to get downright irate. There still is no official word on a price or date for the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon, which has an exclusive on the Google phone for at least some time after its release. Current leaks point to November 17th, or November 21st, or November 28th, or later - your guess is as good as ours. At least the $299 on-contract price seems pretty stable. Google has historically kept a pretty tight grip on the Nexus line of phones, and it would be a good move for them to start telling their retail and carrier partners to stop messing around, before hungry developers start invading the Google campus in search of Nexii. Check out our hands-on looks at the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich below: Galaxy Nexus Hands-on [vms 55018e2a459517fdb40e] Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on [vms 4b1be110b7bf70c8362d] [device id=1740]
NOOK Tablet and most of the event they were quick to point out how much better it was compared to the Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon. We saw most of the specs leak late last week on the new NOOK Tablet so nothing was a huge surprise today, either way head down past the break for the details and comparison on these two tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus was made official by Sammy in late October but with a shipping and availability date of November 13th. Amazon has been offering pre-orders since early October and look to be shipping now, with overnight delivery available too -- get yours tomorrow.
the Fire simply represents more fragmentation, and that that will lead more consumers to Apple's walled garden of hardware and software.
Amazon Kindle Fire? It was officially announced in September and pre-orders should start shipping November 15th (just a few more weeks guys). To help build the hype of their new Android-powered tablet Amazon is giving away not one, but 10 Kindle Fire tablets along with $250 gift cards for use on Amazon. You better hurry the giveaway ends November 4th.
HTC Rhyme, and immediately you wanted one for yourself just with a more powerful smartphone. Usually I wouldn't post just because a new color is available but common, purple (plum) is just the best color on a smartphone I think I've ever seen. That and Amazon has the awesome dual-core EVO 3D for just $50 in the new beautiful color.
Amazon UK are ready to start the party because they've already posted up pre-orders for the Galaxy Nexus. We saw some order pages go up earlier this week but I get a better feeling ordering from Amazon than some smaller sites, not to mention they have a release date of November 2nd.
$10 more to produce than its $199 selling point, and according to a Needham & Co. analyst, that loss-leading figure is going to hurt Amazon's third-quarter profits by a considerable margin. Amazon's earnings are predicted to fall by more than half year-over-year, from 51 cents to 24 cents a share. Amazon is of course mum on the subject, but even if the prediction is only half right, it illustrates how great a risk Amazon is taking on the Android-powered Kindle Fire.