Actually, besides the popularity of iPad, this is not really surprise anymore because Amazon’s Kindle Fire has also been the #1 best selling item in its own house, Amazon.com. So it makes this Amazon creation become the other giant in Android tablet market. And even though the sales of Android cheapest tablet PCs is no where near the sales of iPad worldwide, Kindle Fire could be the biggest threat for iPad in the future if Apple still doesn’t take this tablet seriously.
Moreover, seeing that Amazon also has its own App Store to compete the Apple App store, which is now getting bigger and stronger, then the revenues for Amazon in the next upcoming future could also be as much bigger as Apple App store.
However, to show that Apple is well aware about the threat from Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Apple is also ready to clash Amazon by bringing its new iPad Mini, which is rumored will land in tablet market later this year.
source: Amazon via IntoMobile
Amazon's Cheapest Tablet PC, Kindle Fire, Releases Parental Controls in New Firmware Update
Apparently, seeing how Amazon’s Kindle Fire is priced at really low price than most of Android tablets in the market encourages many parents to buy this cheapest tablet PC for their children, especially when holiday season like Christmas arrives. Therefore, it makes Amazon concerned regarding this situation. Not because Kindle Fire has become the most popular tablet in Android market that concerns Amazon, but it’s more because Kindle Fire’s users are mostly young teenagers, even children under age (if you see one of Kindle Fire’s ads, it shows a woman buys her kids Kindle Fire tablets, while she only uses Kindle Reader).
So it kind of opens up the access for those kids to use some functions, like in-app purchases, on Kindle Fire that involves credit card payment without parents’ permission. Therefore, in order to avoid any anger from parents if this kind of thing happens in the future, Amazon, recently, just released a new firmware update that brings Parental Controls to this cheapest tablet PC. The firmware update version is 6.3.1 and you should find it installed automatically on you Kindle Fire, or otherwise, you can also download it manually.
This Parental Controls will bring protection to the Kindle Fire on every function of this tablet. You can also put a password manually on particular functions on Kindle Fire, such as: video streaming or in-app purchases on Amazon’s App Store. With this password protection attached, users will need to enter a previously set password to stream video or to buy apps on Amazon App Store.
Not to mention, all other functions on Kindle Fire, such as: Web, Books, Video, Newsstand, Docs, Music and many other functions on Kindle Fire can also be blocked manually from further uses for children.
source: Amazon via PhoneArena
Amazon's Cheapest Tablet PC, Kindle Fire Will be Getting Paramount Pictures Contents
For those of you movie goers on Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon has a great news for you, especially if you are a fan of Paramount Pictures’ movies. If right now you own this cheapest tablet PC, the one that you probably use the most on this tablet is the video feature, which enables you to search the recent movies or TV shows/series, and you can even watch old “but still good” movies there for FREE. Recently, Amazon just announced its new partnership with Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest movie production houses on this earth, to bring some now great contents to your pride tablet.
So “used to be famous” movies like Clueless, Mission Impossible 3, Brave heart, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, Nacho Libre and many Paramount home-made movies have been added in the movie library on this cheapest tablet PC, Kindle Fire. And if you are not the subscriber of Amazon Prime, you can get a 1-month FREE trial to check out and stream your favorite movies there.
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For now, Kindle Fire owners are the only ones that can get privilege to stream video from this service. But PC owners can also get the access to this service.
“We are continuing to invest in building a vast selection for Prime Instant Video and are excited to bring Prime customers some of the most renowned and popular films in cinema history under this new agreement with Paramount Pictures”, said Brad Beale.via PhoneArena