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March 06, 2014

Amazon Kindle Fire after 3 years, now running Kitkat

The (original) Kindle Fire is Amazon’s three-year old slate that managed to stay relevant in our lives thanks to custom ROMs. So for Throwback Thursday, we took it out from its hiding and flashed it with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.

September 25, 2013

Amazon outs Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon has just announced their new Kindle Fire tablets that sports quad-core processors and high resolution displays – the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

December 31, 2012

7″ Kindle Fire HD Review

Last September, Amazon announced two new tablets – a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. While the 8.9-inch is a new offering, the 7-inch is the successor to the popular and very affordable Kindle Fire. Now equipped with an HD display, new design and improved internals, let’s see what this slate has to offer […]

September 07, 2012

Amazon announces 7″ and 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD tablets

Amazon has announced two new tablets for its Kindle Fire series: a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. Let’s find out what these devices have to offer.

September 03, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 leaked images

Amazon will be holding a press event this week and a lot are speculating that it will be about the successor to the Kindle Fire.

July 18, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire on Android 4.1 Jellybean

It was just recent when Google has handed the Jelly bean source code to the developers and we’re already seeing the AOSP version of the buttery OS being ported to various devices. Among the first few devices to run Android 4.1 smoothly is Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

April 04, 2012

Kindle Fire on Ice Cream Sandwich Review

Getting bored in the wee hours of the morning usually results to doing something crazy that you’ll eventually regret the next day. The last time I experienced this resulted to having my wife’s rooted Kindle Fire virtually bricked. Luckily a friend saved the day and flashed the Kindle Fire back to life.

March 01, 2012

This week in YugaDeals: Amazon Kindle Fire

We’re testing something new/different over at YugaDeals and see if it pans out. And since I have been making personal orders directly from the US for a couple of years now, I thought we’d try it out and do it on an experimental basis on YugaDeals for the Amazon Kindle Fire.

September 29, 2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire vs. Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color

And we thought Amazon’s Kindle Fire was something revolutionary for a tablet until we found out Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color actually started it all. Let’s look at how much different, or alike, the Kindle Fire is to the Nook Color.

September 28, 2011

Amazon unveils Kindle Touch, Touch 3G & Kindle Fire

Amazon announces a full touchscreen Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G, both shedding off the physical keyboard. That, plus the Kindle Fire, which is basically a cheap, dual-core, multi-touch tablet.

February 28, 2014

ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME175CG) Review

The ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME175CG) is one of the Taiwanese company’s latest 7-inch phone / tablet offerings that packs an Intel Atom processor, 3G connectivity, and dual-SIM functionality. Although we’re not exactly keen when it comes to treating a 7-inch slate as a phone, let’s take a look and find out if the Fonepad 7 […]

December 11, 2013

Nokia Normandy could be an entry-level Android phone

Reports are floating around that Nokia’s upcoming entry-level offering, the Nokia “Normandy”, could be the Finnish company’s first Android-based phone.

August 10, 2013

Proudly made in China: A Chinese Gadget Round-up

Every time we publish a review on this site, we normally get comments pointing to the “issue” that the device is made in China, implying that it’s of poor or sub-standard quality. While we try to have an open mind and make the case, we thought of just doing a round-up of our top gadgets […]

June 30, 2013

Plastic shell of the cheaper iPhone leaks

Alongside with the upcoming iPhone 5S, rumors of Apple’s “budget” iPhone have been around for months with leaks to support its existence.

December 31, 2012

The Gadgets We Bought in 2012

Every so often, we acquire our own gadget so we can review them for you even before they arrive in the country. This year, we’ll do a run down of drool-worthy devices that we bought and reviewed here in YugaTech.

December 21, 2012

HTC to release Windows RT tablets in 2013

Looks like it’s never too late for HTC to jump on the Windows bandwagon as they plan to release two variants of their own Windows RT tablets in 2013.

November 26, 2012

What is the best smartphone-tablet combo?

As we have mentioned in our past article, smartphones are getting bigger and tablets are getting smaller. While these gadgets try to meet half-way to become the ideal device, there’s still a good gap between them that convinces us to purchase them both. If that’s the case, what do you think is the best smartphone-tablet […]

November 24, 2012

What’s your best Black Friday deal yet?

While a lot of people are celebrating Thanksgiving Day in the US, it has been overshadowed by Black Friday deals with a lot of products on sale with deep discounts.

November 09, 2012

Rovio outs Angry Birds Star Wars

The latest iteration of the popular bird-slinging game is now available for download on almost all major OS platforms both mobile and PC, except Symbian and BlackBerry OS.

November 05, 2012

IDC: Tablet market grows by almost 50% in just a year

According to IDC, the tablet’s market has grown by 49.5% from the same time last year (Q32011) and the firm has pointed out that number is just gonna get better as we approach the holiday season. Find out the run-down of the result after break.

September 27, 2012

Texas Instrument exits smartphone & tablet market

The race to be the best processor out there proves to be too much to handle for the company behind OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) System-on-Chips as they bid farewell to the mobile industry and to focus their attention to “a broader market”.

September 23, 2012

Round-up: Top 7 seven-inch Tablets

Last week, we featured our top 5 tablets above 7-inch and as promised, here’s another rundown of the top 7-inchers based on what we think has the best price-to-feature ratio. Check out our list after the break.

September 21, 2012

World’s lightest Android tablet launched in Japan

Many 7-inch tablets come in different forms and sizes. Some claim to be the fastest, the thinnest or the cheapest of the pack. However, it looks like another 7-incher is claiming the throne for being the world’s lightest. It is called the NEC Medias Tab UL N08-D — and it weighs only 249g.

September 13, 2012

Roundup: Top 5 above 7-inch Tablets

We all know that tablets come in all shapes and sizes so for the sake of categorizing, we’ve narrowed it down to two sizes; there’s the 7-inchers and the above 7-inch tablets. Now if you’re in the search for an ample-sized slate, here’s our top 5 tablets above 7-inches which we think we’ll give the […]

August 03, 2012

Should I stay with iOS or shift to Android?

Let me start this article by giving you a brief background on how I started shifting from one mobile ecosystem to another. Like most people, my first love was with Nokia and its Symbian OS. Not because it is a revolutionary OS but primarily because I don’t really have any choice.

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