Amazon's recent root-destroying Kindle Fire update 6.2.1 not only removed existing roots but disabled the easiest means of re-rooting — SuperOneClick. But what if you want to keep your root more than update? Gizmodo's Chris Beidelman has devised this ingenious and simple workaround.
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Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies has made it his mission to suss out the best smartphone, tablet, HDTV, and multimedia displays from the worst with his Display Technology Shoot-Out series. Here, the best of the tablet readers fight.
It's a shame that the Kindle Fire is such a maligned and buggy horror product, because nobody is buying them, right? Actually, Amazon is selling "millions of units, and building millions more to meet the high demand." Oh darn!
There had been rumours that the Kindle Fire cost more to build than Amazon was selling it for, and that rumour is true. According to iSuppli, every one of those tiny tablets costs $US201.70 to build.
The Kindle Fire is a success — tech-press bleating, a derision best summarised by the image of tears streaming down their faces onto an iPad. Amazon is a gear company now. Is a phone next? Please, no.
The mad dismantlers at iFixit have their prying hands on the Kindle Fire, which means it's time to rip that thing apart. If the silicon sadist inside you enjoys such things, read on — lots of pretty tablet innards await.
The Kindle Fire is almost here, and a lot of folks are excited about what they think will be iPad first true challenger. Except that Apple execs say the $US200 Fire might actually benefit the iPad. Holdonwhatnow?
Since the launch of the original iPad, Apple's had effectively zero competition. But wait! With the sleek, cheap Kindle Fire shipping (sadly in the US only) this month, we've suddenly got a legitimate contender. Choice is great. But, uhm, which choice should you make?