New Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet announced with cheaper price, 25% more power, lighter weight, and better camera

With all the Alexa and Fire TV related news announced yesterday, there wasn’t much time to go into detail on tablets but Amazon somewhat quietly announced a new Fire HD 10 tablet. With the recently released Fire Max 11 tablet now taking the flagship spot in Amazon’s tablet lineup, this new Fire HD 10 is a good alternative for those wanting to save a bit on a big screen and don’t mind giving up a bit of performance. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet passes through FCC approval

A new tablet, which is very likely the next-generation Amazon Fire HD 10 model, has just passed through FCC approval as spotted by Liliputing. The current Fire HD 10 was released in 2021 so it is the oldest model in the lineup and most due for a refresh. The FCC listing also indicates the tablet is approximately the same size as the current Fire HD 10 tablet, so it seems pretty certain that it’s going to replace Amazon’s largest tablet. Not much else is known about the tablet at this time, but the FCC filing does seem to list NFC and GPS support, which would both be firsts for a Fire tablet if correct.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming is now available on Chromebooks, Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 tablets — No Controller Needed

Amazon has expanded the availability of its Luna cloud gaming service to Fire tablets and Chromebooks. Just like with Fire TV devices, playing on a Fire tablet does not require an invitation first. When playing on a Fire tablet, you actually don’t need a controller since Amazon has created touch controls. Obviously, having a gamepad like the Luna Controller will be a much better experience, but touch controls might be fine for simple games. At the very least, they’re a good way to try the service without first committing to buy anything. All Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 tablets from 2018 and newer are compatible, which means 8th-gen or newer models. You can check a Fire tablet’s generation by going to Settings > Device Options and looking under the “Device Model” or “About Fire Tablet” section. The full list of compatible Luna devices and browsers can be found here. In conjunction with Luna’s expansion to Fire tablets, Amazon is offering a Fire HD 8 + Luna Controller bundle for $115.98, which saves you $44, and a Fire HD 10 + Luna Controller bundle for $155.98, which saves you $64.

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Simplifying and breaking down the numerous new Fire HD 10 variants and bundles

Amazon revealed the new Fire HD 10 tablet this morning and introduced a ridiculous number of variants and bundles for it. It used to be that you just needed to decide how much storage you wanted and if you wanted to pay extra to remove ads. Amazon then added a kids version to the mix, but this year there is a “Plus” model and a “Kids Pro” model. All that and we haven’t even gotten to the different bundles, like the Productivity bundle, the wireless dock bundle, and the case bundles. If you’re thinking of pre-ordering one or, more realistically, planning to buy it when it inevitably goes on sale, here is a simple breakdown of what each bundle or variant has to offer and how much extra each additional feature costs. Read more ›

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New Amazon Fire HD 10, HD 10 Plus, HD 10 Kids, & HD 10 Kids Pro tablets announced with better performance and screen

Amazon has announced an all-new Fire HD 10 tablet for $149.99 and, for the first time, a Fire HD 10 Plus variant for $179.99 that comes with a bit more RAM and extra features. Compared to the outgoing model that was released in 2019, the new Fire HD 10 has more RAM to improve performance and a brighter screen that is made with stronger glass. The extra $30 for the “Plus” model adds even more RAM, wireless charging, and a premium soft touch finish. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire Tablets gain new Smart Home Dashboard

Amazon has added a new Smart Home Dashboard to a few of their newer Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 tablets. Similar to the smart home dashboard available on Echo Show devices and the dashboard available on Fire TVs, this tablet dashboard gives you quick access to control smart lights, plugs, thermostats, cameras, and more. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire HD tablets can now give Alexa Announcements and receive Drop-In calls

The Amazon Fire TV Cube just received an update that adds Alexa Announcement capabilities, but it’s not the only Amazon device receiving that feature. Amazon’s Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets can now also broadcast Alexa Announcements if they are in Show Mode, which replicates most of the capabilities of an Echo Show. This is according to Engadget, which also says that Fire HD tablets in Show Mode can also now receive Alexa Drop-In calls. An update with these capabilities should be rolling out now. This brings the feature set of a Fire Tablet and Show Mode Dock even closer to that of the Echo Show.

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Review of the Show Mode Dock for Amazon Fire HD 8 & HD 10 Tablets

Amazon’s new Show Mode feature for their Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets does a great job of replicating most of the Echo Show’s capabilities, as I discussed in my earlier article about the feature. The Show Mode Dock for those tablets is an optional accessory that adds a level of convenience to the Show Mode feature by holding the tablet at a viewable angle and seamlessly automating the transition between Show Mode and regular tablet mode. Read more ›

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Show Mode on an Amazon Fire HD 8/10 Tablet compared to the Echo Show

Amazon has launched a new software feature for their Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets called Show Mode that essentially turns the tablets into an Amazon Echo Show. This new mode works best in conjunction with the new Show Mode Dock that Amazon simultaneously announced, but the dock is not required. All the same hands-free Alexa features are available whether you have the dock or not. Here’s an overview of everything Show Mode on a Fire tablet has to offer and how it compares to the capabilities of the Echo Show. Read more ›

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Turn a Fire HD 8 or HD 10 tablet into an Echo Show with Amazon’s new ‘Show Mode’ feature and optional Dock

Amazon’s newly announced ‘Show Mode’ essentially turns any Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10 tablet into an Echo Show. The new mode, which will arrive via a software update on July 2nd to all existing current generation Fire HD 8 and HD 10 tablets, provides a full-screen interface for hands-free Alexa interactions. To compliment Show Mode, Amazon has announced a new Show Mode Dock for the Fire HD 8 and a new Show Mode Dock for the Fire HD 10 that automatically put the tablets into Show Mode while charging. Read more ›

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