Amazon today unveiled the next-generation of Fire 7, its best-selling tablet, and Fire HD 8 tablets with improved displays, slimmer design, and better battery life.
The smart speaker systems from Amazon and Google are already feature-rich, but a new report indicates both could be getting a new one.
Amazon today unveiled its new Fire TV Stick that comes with Alexa built-in. The new streaming stick from Amazon now comes with an Alexa Voice remote — similar to Apple’s Siri remote that it bundles with the Apple TV 4 — that will allow users to easily issue voice commands to control media playback on the Fire TV Stick.
Amazon today unveiled the all-new Fire HD 8 with longer battery life and improved performance. The new Fire HD 8 has been designed from the ground up from Amazon to ensure it better caters to the multimedia demands of today’s consumers.
Amazon today announced that it will be offering selected Android smartphones at up to 50% off their full retail price. Right now, the company is only offering two phones under this offer: the BLU R1 HD and the Moto G4.
When Amazon launched its Fire HD 10 tablet last year, one complaint was that it felt “plasticky,” but the company has finally started to alleviate that issue.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has clarified that the confusion that Amazon felt users would have if it continued selling Apple TV and Chromecast is more along the lines of those companies not having ‘acceptable business terms’ that Amazon can work with. In other words, the money coming in to Amazon is not up to their liking, and thus the company stopped selling the two devices on its online web store.
NYTimes claims that Google will be unveiling its own Amazon Echo competitor at Google I/O later today. Dubbed Google Home, the virtual assistant will be capable of answering simple questions and do simple tasks all via voice commands.
Last year, Amazon launched its Fire tablet in a single color (black), and with a $49.99 price tag. Several months later and Amazon’s updating the lineup.
Not to be deterred by the massive failure of the Fire Phone, Amazon is looking to once again enter the smartphone market by partnering with existing smartphone OEMs. According to The Information, Amazon is looking to partner with OEMs and integrate its services deeply into their handsets.