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Amazon plans 3 new Kindle Fire tablets to rival Apple iPad and Google Nexus

According to a recent disclosure from industry tracker DisplaySearch, online retail giant Amazon apparently has plans underway to manufacture three new Kindle Fire tablets, to compete with Apple's iPad and Google's recently-announced 7-inch Nexus tablet.

Going by the DisplaySearch report, the three new tablets which Amazon is planning to produce will all have 7-inch screens, and will probably be scheduled for release in time for the holiday shopping season this year.

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ComScore: Amazon Now Has the Lead in Android Tablet Market

According to the latest statistics released by ComScore, the Android tablet arena is now being dominated by online retail biggie Amazon, with the company's aggressively-priced 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet holding nearly 55 percent of the market share by February this year.

In spite of reports that Kindle Fire sales had started plunging at the beginning of 2012, the ComScore data has revealed that the Amazon tablet dominated the Android tablet market with a nearly 30 percent share in December

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Flurry Analytics: Kindle Fire dwarfs other Android tablets in market share in 3 months

According to the recent statistics released by Flurry Analytics, the aggressively-priced Amazon tablet, Kindle Fire, has - within three months of its availability - managed to dwarf all the other Android-powered tablets in terms of market share.

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Amazon launches a managed NoSQL database service called DynamoDB

On Wednesday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) debuted a managed NoSQL database service – the DynamoDB database service - which marks a widespread attempt in the direction of building a new type of database for “unstructured” information, so as to enable the users not only to launch a database but also to scale it up or down as per their requirements.

The new DynamoDB database service will be of immense significance to the web companies which are engaged in the collection, storing and processing of an increasing amount of data.

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Kindle Fire hacked to run Android 4.0

The team behind XDA-developers has posted a video showing how they successfully hacked Amazon's Kindle Fire and installed Android 4.0 (codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich) on it.

It is the first time that the Kindle Fire has been showed running a tablet version of Android, and not its customized version of Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread), which is smartphone version of the Google's mobile operating system.

The innovative folks at XDA-developers have called it "pre-alpha", apparently because it technically works, but it is extremely buggy.

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