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Amazon's Fire tablets are slow, but you can (probably) make them faster

Amazon Fire tablets are very capable devices, with the ability to play games and watch media at incredibly low prices. However, they can be somewhat slow. Most Fire tablets don't have great hardware to start with, and over time, poorly-optimized applications and leftover junk files can leave you with a slower experience than you started with.

However, there are a few ways you can speed up a Fire tablet. We're not miracle workers, and these steps won't turn your tablet into a high-end device, but there's a good chance you'll see a noticeable difference in performance afterwards.

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Amazon Fire tablets compared: Which should you buy?

We have our issues with Amazon's Fire Tablets, but there's no denying that they're easily the best super-cheap Android tablets out there. They may not ship with Google services on board, but that's fixable, and for what Amazon charges, they really are an excellent value (especially for kids who tend to... abuse electronics). But it can be difficult to know which model is worth your time and money. Amazon currently sells three models of Fire tablets, along with Kids versions of each, and refurbished versions of last-gen models also show up for sale occasionally.

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The ultimate guide for installing the Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon's Fire tablets are incredibly popular, mostly because they're incredibly cheap. However, none of them come with access to the Google Play Store, which is how most Android devices download and install applications. Instead, Fire tablets come bundled with the Amazon Appstore, which has a much smaller library and lacks any Google-made apps and services. No YouTube, no Chrome, and so on.

The good news is that it's not incredibly difficult to install the Play Store on a Fire tablet, and the whole process can take as little time as 10 minutes. This complete guide for installing the Play Store on Fire tablets has detailed instructions for every model produced since 2014, with added troubleshooting steps if you run into issues.

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How to free up storage space on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon's Fire tablets are usually a great value, but they typically come with less internal storage than most smartphones. The cheapest models come with just 16GB of space, with less than that available for downloading apps and storing data.

In this guide, we'll go over some ways you can clear up the junk on your Fire tablet.

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