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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Kindle Fire line will be very impressive if any of this is true:

http://www.slashgear.com/kindle-fire-refresh-tipped-with-qualcomm-snapdragon-800-2gb-ram-30292173/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not working tablets this year and haven't bothered to find out what the refresh will be(Assuming there is one Smile). Last year I did the 8.9", and I can say that most of the early reports had it having more specs than it actually did.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leaked specs were correct. Very impressive but no google play services included.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/24/amazon-announces-kindle-fire-hdx-tablets-in-7-inch-and-8-9-inch-varieties-complete-with-snapdragon-800-processors-high-res-screens-and-lte-options/

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09/24/amazon-announces-fire-os-3-0-for-kindle-fire-tablets-with-improved-multitasking-ui-tweaks-and-instant-live-tech-support/

Lotan - are you allowed to comment if you worked on bringing amazon game circle to IOS?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/amazon-adds-ios-support-to-gamecircle-and-whispersync-for-games-for-cross-platform-saves-and-leaderboards/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not work on iOS. I worked a little on those tablets, although mostly I just came in for the last few weeks to fix up some performance issues.

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but no google play services included.


I wouldn't hold your breath on that ever happening.

I'm pretty proud of them on the hardware for this year's models. It seems like they took the design of the device seriously. They've come a long ways since the Kindle Fire 2 years ago. The 8.9" is super thin and not bad in the hands.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lotan wrote:
The 8.9" is super thin and not bad in the hands.


That's what SHE said...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazon Rumor
"Amazon Working on Two Android Phones; a Budget Model & a 3D Flagship Model"

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/android-news/254900-rumor-amazon-working-two-android-phones-budget-model-3d-flagship.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next Rumor - An Amazon TV Box similar to Apple TV or Roku

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/03/amazon-preparing-apple-tv-competitor-to-launch-in-coming-months---report
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next Rumor - The Amazon Smartphones will be made by HTC.

One will have a holographic display.

http://androidandme.com/2013/10/news/htc-rumored-to-build-three-amazon-phones-in-2014/

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/15/amazon-reportedly-making-smartphones-with-htc-help/

http://androidandme.com/2013/05/news/wsj-amazon-working-on-phone-with-holographic-display/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next Rumor - Amazon Game Controller or Android Console

The article has a picture of the controller
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/14/amazon-game-controller/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't understand why anyone would want an Android console.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can you not?! Imagine... Candy Crush Saga... on 80 friggin inches!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the pull behind the Ouya and other Android consoles is that it's easy to support independent developers and easy to distribute on.

That's a pretty interesting rumor anyhow.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rumor has morphed into an Amazon chromecast like HDMI stick that supports gaming via the above controller.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're building a time machine that works with the above controller.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The time machine is building a controller that works with you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy Lee wrote:
The time machine is building a controller that works with you.


Yes, you implant chips into people's brains and then use the above controller to make them deliver Amazon shipments.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy Lee wrote:
I really don't understand why anyone would want an Android console.


Now that I can talk about it....

I had the same feeling for a while, but I've seen some stuff that's impressed me. Jack Games brought "You don't know Jack" to Fire TV, and an even better quiz game called "Fibbage". I think if you push those kinds of games, it could really be an interesting piece that people would really enjoy.

They're selling it as a streaming device. I think anything we can do to make the gaming take people by surprise will sort of be bonus. I'm excited and hopeful that it will happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the announcement hit it made sense. A pure Android gaming box doesn't make sense to me. I'd play the Greek out of some You Don't Know Jack. I loved that game. I'm tempted to give up my Roku and get the Fire TV.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this on google news. Some guys opinion that Roku will be gone due to Amazon TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12622452/1/roku-is-so-finished-it-needs-apple-google-or-amazon-to-buy-it.html
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