If you were banking on hacking a new Kindle Fire to take advantage of cheap hardware without Amazon's modded Android OS, you perhaps better think again. Developers over at XDA are speculating that they expect the new range of Kindle Fires to be too sophisticated to hack.
In particular, a forum post provides evidence that suggests the new devices will come with more sophisticated protection, including locked bootloaders and "high security" features offered by Texas Instrument processors.
Of course, with Amazon really pushing its device-as-service concept hard, the news likely won't ruffle the feathers of the majority of Kindle Fire users. But for those who were cheekily hoping to grab a Kindle Fire HD for modding purposes, there may well be something to grumble about. [XDA via Engadget]