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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.

Amazon accepting pre-orders for HTC accessories for Nexus 9

If you're already dreaming of awesome accessories for your future Nexus 9 tablet, you'll have to wait a little while longer. The Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover from HTC created for the new tablet has been shown on the Google Play website but is not available for pre-order yet. But now thanks to Amazon, you'll be able to closely anticipate having these accessories as they are accepting pre-orders already, with shipping expected early next month.

Fleksy arrives on Amazon, Samsung app stores, adds 2 languages

Virtual keyboard Fleksy has announced that they are coming to a couple more app stores as they continue to expand their presence in the Android Community. Now you can get the app through Amazon and Samsung's own appstores. They've also added a few new languages and brought a major update to its Android Wear app to celebrate a milestone for downloads for the wearables.

Amazon App Store offers free Android apps worth $135

We know how Amazon can be generous at times offering free e-books on the Kindle store. Now, more apps for Android are up for grabs from the Amazon Appstore. Not that it isn’t easy to get Android apps from the Google Play Store but Amazon is offering the usual paid apps for free.

Amazon, Apple makes family sharing easy, Google misses out

With almost everyone owning a smartphone or tablet these days, these mobile devices have become more than just individual, private experiences but sometimes even familial ones. Realizing that families would sometimes want to manage their mobile experience as, well, a family, Amazon and Apple have revealed features in their new operating systems that makes all that not only easy but even more engaging as well.

Amazon unveils new Fire HDX 8.9, Fire OS 4 “Sangria”

Rounding up today's Amazon device frenzy is the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX, replacing last year's model. This new high-quality tablet boasts of a considerable internal upgrade that doesn't bump the price tag at all. Amazon is also announcing the newest version of its Android-based Fire OS, codenamed "Sangria", which brings a plethora of new features to both the Kindle Fire tablets unveiled today as well the third generation models as well.