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 A new generation of full-size Flagship Tablets has just started with the near simultaneous launch of the Apple iPad Air and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. They both have top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art displays that have been significantly improved (in different ways) from the 2012 models. The Google Nexus 10 is another innovative Flagship Tablet that launched at the beginning of November 2012, so it’s now a bit overdue for an annual makeover, which is rumored to be happening sometime during November 2013. We’ve included it here even though it’s at the end of it’s product cycle because it has been a leader in this class, and will illustrate the changes in Tablet displays that have taken place in just the last year. When the new 2013 Nexus 10 launches we will update this Flagship Shoot-Out.

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It seems the Kindle Fire's LTPS display comes out on top this time.


Edited by steelbom - 11/5/13 at 3:06pm
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I'm just waiting for the iPad mini with retina biggrin.gif
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No Surface 2? Surface Pro 2? frown.gif
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I've posted a news article about the Kindle Fire HDX, but OCN just wasn't interested. Regardless, the new Kindle is super impressive.
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For some reason i've also noticed Overclock.net doesn't seem to be very interested in Kindle tablets. I've posted in several threads about the new HD, HDX 7" and HDX 8.9 as tablet suggestions but I generally don't get a response. I think it may be because they run Fire OS 3.0, a forked version of 4.2.2, rather than a more vanilla version of Android.

Regardless of this, they're absolutely amazing values. For $139.99 you can buy the New Kindle Fire HD, which is a 100% functional, lagg free device. They where on sale for $118 and I actually bought another one because that's a ridiculous value. You can download the 1Mobile App store as well as the .APK for the Google Play store and still get applications from the Amazon app store. Not to mention, it's the only Android based device with a functioning Amazon Instant Video application. Oh, and let's not forget A++ customer support and easy replacements/troubleshooting tips.

As far the HDX devices go, for $229 you get a tablet with better specifications than the Nexus 7 (2013) and 24/7 lifetime support on your device with Mayday. For $379, it's the same situation, a 8.9" device with 2560 x 1600 resolution and 24/7 support. Not to mention the origami cases are absolutely amazing.
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For some reason i've also noticed Overclock.net doesn't seem to be very interested in Kindle tablets. I've posted in several threads about the new HD, HDX 7" and HDX 8.9 as tablet suggestions but I generally don't get a response. I think it may be because they run Fire OS 3.0, a forked version of 4.2.2, rather than a more vanilla version of Android.

Regardless of this, they're absolutely amazing values. For $139.99 you can buy the New Kindle Fire HD, which is a 100% functional, lagg free device. They where on sale for $118 and I actually bought another one because that's a ridiculous value. You can download the 1Mobile App store as well as the .APK for the Google Play store and still get applications from the Amazon app store. Not to mention, it's the only Android based device with a functioning Amazon Instant Video application. Oh, and let's not forget A++ customer support and easy replacements/troubleshooting tips.

As far the HDX devices go, for $229 you get a tablet with better specifications than the Nexus 7 (2013) and 24/7 lifetime support on your device with Mayday. For $379, it's the same situation, a 8.9" device with 2560 x 1600 resolution and 24/7 support. Not to mention the origami cases are absolutely amazing.

I think its partly due to branding issues. Calling it a kindle was a bad idea, as 'kindle' is now synonymous with an ereader. Kinda like how kleenex is to tissues. Another reason is because fire OS isnt close to being the best android skin, so for a lot of android power users it just means they have to hack it.

I would buy a kindle for someone who wanted a tablet, but not for myself. With that said, i dont think ill buy another tablet until i find a nice x86 windows tablet, as android and ios arent flexible enough for me
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I think its partly due to branding issues. Calling it a kindle was a bad idea, as 'kindle' is now synonymous with an ereader. Kinda like how kleenex is to tissues. Another reason is because fire OS isnt close to being the best android skin, so for a lot of android power users it just means they have to hack it.

I would buy a kindle for someone who wanted a tablet, but not for myself. With that said, i dont think ill buy another tablet until i find a nice x86 windows tablet, as android and ios arent flexible enough for me


I don't think the branding is confusing at all. Kindles e-readers are called the Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle tablets are "Fire" branded. So the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX. Meanwhile you have devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. You'd think they'd all be some sort of tablet device, but the Nexus 5 is a cell phone. Or the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy Tab Note.
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If the Lumia 2520 has the same screen tech as the 1520 then I think they will need to re do the test
     
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For some reason i've also noticed Overclock.net doesn't seem to be very interested in Kindle tablets. I've posted in several threads about the new HD, HDX 7" and HDX 8.9 as tablet suggestions but I generally don't get a response. I think it may be because they run Fire OS 3.0, a forked version of 4.2.2, rather than a more vanilla version of Android.

Regardless of this, they're absolutely amazing values. For $139.99 you can buy the New Kindle Fire HD, which is a 100% functional, lagg free device. They where on sale for $118 and I actually bought another one because that's a ridiculous value. You can download the 1Mobile App store as well as the .APK for the Google Play store and still get applications from the Amazon app store. Not to mention, it's the only Android based device with a functioning Amazon Instant Video application. Oh, and let's not forget A++ customer support and easy replacements/troubleshooting tips.

As far the HDX devices go, for $229 you get a tablet with better specifications than the Nexus 7 (2013) and 24/7 lifetime support on your device with Mayday. For $379, it's the same situation, a 8.9" device with 2560 x 1600 resolution and 24/7 support. Not to mention the origami cases are absolutely amazing.

I think its partly due to branding issues. Calling it a kindle was a bad idea, as 'kindle' is now synonymous with an ereader. Kinda like how kleenex is to tissues. Another reason is because fire OS isnt close to being the best android skin, so for a lot of android power users it just means they have to hack it.

I would buy a kindle for someone who wanted a tablet, but not for myself. With that said, i dont think ill buy another tablet until i find a nice x86 windows tablet, as android and ios arent flexible enough for me

These tablets need to ditch their craptastic OSs and switch to something more worth wild. iOS and Android are boring and unproductive crap for the tablet space. Although it's off topic, its a solid point. This is almost like making reviews of dumbphones.

Regardless of that fact, Amazon has always put tech behind their their devices. They also offer them at prices that are unbelievable.
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Lol what a poor display performance the GNex10 has.

Besides, I'm very interested in the Kindle HDX from a technical standpoint. Sadly I have no use for a tablet.
   
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