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Amazon devices have taken root in our homes with almost alarming speed, but the tech giant hasn't gotten everything right. Back in 2014, Amazon released the Fire Phone, an ambitious smartphone that remains the company's biggest hardware flop to date.
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Who would have thought that Amazon would have a chance of dominating the ecosystem of smart devices after the massive Fire Phone failure from a few years ago? The smartphone seems to be the logical platform to build on, but Amazon pretended the Fire Phone never existed and came out with a different way to launch its own voice-based operating system.
Who cares about the Fire Phone flop? If Amazon doesn't make another phone, it'll squander its hard-won Alexa lead.
Amazon’s one attempt at entering the smartphone fray crashed and burned spectacularly with the Fire Phone, but that did not stop the company from becoming the leading force in the new area of Ambient Computing. The company has just released...
Seattle-based technology giant, Amazon, launched its first smartphone ‘Amazon Fire’ back in 2014, but the phone was not received well by the customers even though it was one of the first 3D phones in the market. The phone was also extremely expensive for the features and specifications it offered.
Remember the Fire Phone? I can’t blame you if you don’t, because it was one of the saddest smartphone releases in recent history. But it looks like Amazon hasn’t given up on making smartphones, as a new report says the company is working...
A new report suggests that Amazon could be looking to get back into smartphones with the Ice Phone.
Amazon tried to release a smartphone once, a device called the Fire Phone, which was a heavily modified handset similar in scope and appeal to its Fire tablet lineup. Amazon tried to position the Fire Phone as a proper competitor to other smartphone releases in the United States, but it didn’t really take off. [...]
Remember the Amazon Fire Phone? It was the company's first shot at creating their own smartphone, and it wasn't at all successful. Well, they seemingly want to take another shot.
Amazon is planning to launch a $100 "Ice" smartphone in India later this year. After the dumpster fire that was the Fire Phone, it looks like Amazon is planning to re-enter the smartphone segment with a new lineup of devices codenamed...
The infamous, but greatly-hyped Scanadu Scout prematurely departed this Earth shortly after midnight on May 15 in the year of our Lord 2017, to join the likes of Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone, and the Nintendo Virtual Boy in Gadget Flop Heaven. It was just over 27 months old. The Scanadu Scout was conceived in […]
Today, Amazon unveiled its thoroughly-leaked Echo Show, a $230 touchscreen Echo with streaming video for new and entertainment, which also happens to make video calls. But if you already have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, the device you...
Parents now have a new way of keeping their kids entertained using their phones. This is thanks to Amazon launching its FreeTime app on Android. FreeTime has previously only been available on Amazon devices such as Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Kindles, but it’s now newly available on Android.
This morning, Amazon made its FreeTime app available to both Android phones and tablets. Previously, the app was exclusive to its Fire tablet devices. In Amazon FreeTime, with a $2.99 per month subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, kids...
Amazon is making its kid-friendly FreeTime service more accessible by no longer limiting it to Fire or Kindle devices. The company is now opening FreeTime up to any Android phone or tablet — users need only download an app to get access to the more than 40,000 YouTube videos, websites, and content currently available in […]
Amazon FreeTime is bound to entertain a lot more kids than it used to now that it's available on Android phones and tablets. The subscription service for kids and tweens could only be accessed through Kindles, Fire tablets and Fire TVs before this.
Amazon announced that its Underground store, the shopping app packed with free versions of a variety of apps for Android phones and Fire Tablets, will be ending. Read more...
Even if you didn’t buy an Amazon Fire tablet or phone, its Appstore for Android apps was worth sideloading because it offered a buttload of paid apps and games for free. Sadly, the Appstore is discontinuing its Underground Actually Free program, which saw Amazon pay developers for the amount of time people spent using their apps.