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[amazon.ca/the source.ca]Amazon Fire HD 8 (newest edition) $89.99

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[amazon.ca/the source.ca]Amazon Fire HD 8 (newest edition) $89.99

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The deal is live now on Amazon.ca and the source.ca. Regular price is $109. Sale is $89.99

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It's the first time the newest version will be on sale. The fire HD 8 was just released the last couple of months looks to be a good deal if you are looking for an inexpensive tablet...i.e) for kids, home automation tablet with actiontiles

It's loaded with amazon software and no google play. There is a bunch of sites online which explain ways to sideload the google play
https://liliputing.com/2020/06/how-to-i ... -2020.html
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Is there going to be a new fire 10 or just fire 8?
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mtlboy wrote: Is there going to be a new fire 10 or just fire 8?
We just got the latest 10 last fall. It has a USB-C power cable.
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Pros: Newer version has USB-C, more RAM, faster processor, better speakers? and android pie.
Cons: Cannot remove bloatware - probably won't be able to due to OS pie locked down tight.
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Based on the info I gathered on feedback this tablet still gets really laggy after a period of time.

You do have ways to get around it but I wish it was > 2GB RAM
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Before you buy this piece of ... technology.
Screen is not high end or good quality by any means
Camera is very low performance
It is slow, and gets slower with every update
You will need to buy memory card, add it your expenses
Can’t access google play store
These are from previous A. warehouse tablets, I don’t think this one gonna be any better.
And forgot to add, it is tailored in a way to get you hooked on their services.
No need to type thank you; upvote=thanks.
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If you are into home automation, lots of peeps have been using the fire 8 as a hub (with actiontiles and smartthings) since it's an inexpensive tablet that can sit on the wall and display information. I'm trying to home automate an old alarm system and I need a tablet to become a hub to replace the panel. It can also act as a media room tablet too...if you are so lucky to have a media room.
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ukrainiandude wrote: Before you buy this piece of ... technology.
Screen is not high end or good quality by any means
Camera is very low performance
It is slow, and gets slower with every update
You will need to buy memory card, add it your expenses
Can’t access google play store => Yes you can. There are guides to do it
These are from previous A. warehouse tablets, I don’t think this one gonna be any better.
And forgot to add, it is tailored in a way to get you hooked on their services.
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mtlmonk wrote:
Unfortunately they don’t always work exactly the same on a Fire.
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ukrainiandude wrote: Unfortunately they don’t always work exactly the same on a Fire.
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I think we can remove the idea that you can't access Google play on these devices. You can and you've been able to for awhile and it's super easy.
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Perfect for kids to use matched with a Amazon Freetime subscription...thousands of apps/books/videos no ads fitting your child's age
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mikea wrote: If you are into home automation, lots of peeps have been using the fire 8 as a hub (with actiontiles and smartthings) since it's an inexpensive tablet that can sit on the wall and display information. I'm trying to home automate an old alarm system and I need a tablet to become a hub to replace the panel. It can also act as a media room tablet too...if you are so lucky to have a media room.
Exactly this!

People want the performance $1000 iPad pro. It's a $89 tablet so get your expectations in line.

Show me another tablet remotely close to this price. Heck, I was going to build a home automation hub like the one you suggested and I couldn't even buy the official raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen for this price. Say what you will about Amazon fire tablets but this is by far the best deal in tablets unless you have a demanding use case in which case you should get an ipad
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I'm getting older and my eye won't focus on my little phone as it used to... I'm considering HD10 so I can use it for doing web searches instead of my phone that's getting small.. IPads are way too expensive just to do web searches and occasional YouTube.. so I'm also considering cheap hd8 or hd10 for this purpose. Value is unbeatable... You don't have to use amazon's services even if they push for it..

Here is a link to sideload play store if you worried.. within 10 mins:
https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/0 ... ablet/?amp

I just hope hd10s also on sale.. Somehow doubt it..
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goozy1 wrote: Exactly this!

People want the performance $1000 iPad pro. It's a $89 tablet so get your expectations in line.

Show me another tablet remotely close to this price. Heck, I was going to build a home automation hub like the one you suggested and I couldn't even buy the official raspberry Pi 7" touchscreen for this price. Say what you will about Amazon fire tablets but this is by far the best deal in tablets unless you have a demanding use case in which case you should get an ipad
These consistently last approximately two years before the screens are cracked enough the kids can't use them. And I'm very happy with that!
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ukrainiandude wrote: Before you buy this piece of ... technology.
Screen is not high end or good quality by any means
Camera is very low performance
It is slow, and gets slower with every update
You will need to buy memory card, add it your expenses
Can’t access google play store
These are from previous A. warehouse tablets, I don’t think this one gonna be any better.
And forgot to add, it is tailored in a way to get you hooked on their services.
Dude!! Come on!!! It's a $90 tablet.
Do you know how much it costs to replace the screen on a cracked 2 year old galaxy S9? I'll give you a hint, it's more than $90.

This does not compare to a Galaxy tab S series or an ipad, for serious productivity (if such a thing exists). But throw on YouTube Vanced and a $20 kids case and this is an absolute beast for a 3 year old. I love these tablets. Super rugged and does its job, and now that they've got USB-C, I don't have to worry about chargers any. I'm always buying these and sending back home for nieces and nephews. Nothing fancy about these, just good old fashioned tableting. Grinning Face
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Gangsta101 wrote: absolute beast for a 3 year old.
Your 3 old eyes deserve better.
Too many kinds nowadays wear glasses.
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How good would this be for use with Moonlight gamestream? What kind of battery life can we expect ?
Phone: iPhone 8 64gb
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I have two of these, for the price they are decent but like other posters have said, they get sluggish over time and the screen is just ok.
Google store is easy to install but I found it made it slower.
And you still have to deal with the Amazon version of Android.
At the end, we use them for Netflix and as Ereaders. Web browsing is just not enjoyable at all on the device.
That said I'm looking for a better tablet, anyone has experience with the 8" Galaxy Tab A, for $199?

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