Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2012
Installed and tried this app, decided I didn't need it, uninstalled (mainly for space reasons). Afterwards, I was having problems with Fire's sound and with the appearance of a phantom and unresponsive mute icon between gear and WiFi icons. Turns out that Android Assistant had left footprints!

I reinstalled, juggled the AA's settings, and removed the app again. Just hope it hasn't left any more mysterious surprises and hasn't caused any other damage. IMHO, the developers and/or Amazon should pull this app (for use on the Fire, I have no experience with it on other devices) as it is not beneficial.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Original Review:
Since getting my Kindle Fire HD, I guess you could say that I've been collecting Free apps. I've been trying to use each one of them enough to see if they are worth keeping on the device, keeping in the cloud for using every once in a while, or getting rid of entirely because either I will never use them or they mess up my Kindle. It will take a while but as I make my decision on each App, I'll try to review it. I am more of a techie so I lean more toward the productivity apps than the games. I'm also trying to figure out all this stuff about Flash support going away and being replaced with HTML5 so a lot of my apps are TV/Movie/Video related.

Back To this Android App. I Love that I can start it and see my CPU, Memory, and Battery Info on one screen. To see this make sure the Monitor icon at the top of the opening screen is highlighted. The other icons at the top of this screed are Process and Tools.

There is a Quick Boost Feature at the bottom of this screen that when hit will tell you the number of items it will clean up and how much memory will be released. It is important to be able to release memory because some applications tend not to release that big hunk of memory that they grabed so they could run even after you have stopped or killed the application. If your available Free memory is too low some apps can't run or will run very slowly. Remember you can see the memory info on this "Monitor" screen.

The other option via icon at the top of this screen is "Process". If you highlight Process at the top of the screen you will see the processes running on your kindle. To the right of the processes is a grey box with a bright green check mark if a process is selected or a dim grey checkmark if it is not selected. You can select or deselect by touching the grey box. Then at the bottom of the screen you can select "Kill selected" or Refresh. Kill selected does just what you would think. It kills every selected process. Like other reviewers, I did not like that some of the processes were already selected but later as I got braver I decided I liked this. Now, I pretty much just use what is selected and hit Kill Selected which so far hasn't had any bad results for me and has been a quick way to clean up all the suff still running in the background. Yes, at first I was leery of killing stuff but I started by deselecting everything and just killing one thing at a time. Also, the first thing I chose was Freetime since I didn't care about ever using it. I wanted to make sure I could kill stuff and it would still be available on my system and that it would run ok when I restarted it after killing it. After Freetime was ok, I worked my way up to other Apps including ones I do care about like email, skype, etc.

The next icon on the top is Tools and if it is highlighted the option icons on the page are "volume control", Ringer, Save Battery Settings, Cache Cleaner, System Clean, File Manager, Batch Installer, Batch Uninstall, Startup Manager, Battery Use, System Info, and App 2 SD.

Out of time so for now that about all I can say about this App other than it is a great App, especially if you understand the terms I'v used in this review

Update on this review-I'll be playing a lot more with this App to see if it deserves to stay at the top of my list. Why? I noticed that it was telling me 500 and something Meg of memory was in use. I killed processes and I was still getting approximately the same amount of in use and free memory so maybe the right stuff didn't get killed. However, since I was having a problem with my Kindle where books that I had taken off the carousel kept coming back I finally called tech service and I ended up doing a factory reset to fix the carousel problem with tech support. The first thing I did after the factory reset was to add this favorite App of mine back. Now the weird thing was, it was still showing the same 500M of memory in use. Sorry but that doesn't make sense after a factory reset, especially since there had been previous times that it had shown a lot less than 500M in use. I think it is only logical that the least amount of memory in use probably occurs right after a factory reset. So this leads to a lot of questions like how do you really know an App is telling you what is going on or just putting out random statistics. So I'll be doing a lot more with this App to anser that question...01/21/2013

Updating again on 01/21/13-Ok, I've played a bunch more with this. I've checked process against running Kindle Apps(sweep down, select installed applications, sort by running.) These won't have a one-to-one correlation but you can see some process running with this App and then see they are running in the running apps, then kill them with this app and check running apps again and see that they have been killed. As with my original review, I've killed lots of stuff with this app and made sure it really was killed. Yes, the amount of memory used does seem to be changing. It still seems like it's using a lot of memory according to this App but maybe it is.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2013
First let me tell you how I found this app. I was having problems with my battery life (probably because my Kindle Fire is getting older), so I went on the Internet to see of the battery was replaceable. It was not (as I expected). I then went to Amazon's "Help Forums" and a top reviewer a suggested that I purchase Android Assistant. Out of curiosity, I looked it up and read the description. I had also had trouble with notifications making noise while my volume was turned down. The app said it lengthened battery life, helped with storage space, and helped control the volume. Great, I thought. Additionally it had four stars and the "Most Helpful Review" (at that time) was five stars and showered praise on the app. I immediately downloaded it, neglecting to read the second most helpful review (now the most helpful). BIG MISTAKE! At first, I just worked with the battery and storage settings. I could not tell a difference, but I wanted to see of it would help over time. Meanwhile, I noticed the volume adjustment button. I turned all my sounds all the way down and left it that way for school. That night I turned it back up but did not hear sound. I did not think much of it. The sound still did not work the next day. I worked with the settings and could not fix it. I deleted the app. Still no sound! I restarted my Kindle Fire more than 5 times. Still no sound! I read the second most helpful review. I redownloaded the app and adjusted almost every setting. Still No Sound! I panicked. I deleted the app from my device and my cloud and restarted the Kindle Fire 5 more times. STILL NO SOUND!!! I called Amazon Customer Service. They were very helpful and I am awaiting a call back, but in the meantime, you guessed it, STILL NO SOUND!!! I will update my review with help on fixing the problem as soon as I have the information. If you haven't got this app yet, avoid it at all costs!

UPDATE: Amazon was not able to fix my sound. They did, however, send me a replacement.

UPDATE: The 3rd comment on the review by "Wild Reader 1" has a link that takes you to a discussion about the issue, scroll down to the last post for a possible solution. Thanks for the help "Wild Reader 1"!

Bottom Line: DO NOT GET THIS APP!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2013
Alright, this app kind of broke my KF.. in a way.
I was using the root explorer it came with and I made a file. Yes, just a normal, blank file. And I clicked on it. I got a , HUUGE HUUGE list of things.. and I chose Kindle ( I forgot the rest). Well THAT was a HUGE mistake. It shut of my Kindle, rebooted, and I got a screen. With a warning icon. And it told me MY KINDLE COULD NOT BOOT. And it told me to restore to factory defaults hold power. So now my Kindle IS LIKE IT . WAS BRAND NEW OUT OF THE BOX.
Of course. This was mostly my fault.

I'm just warning you - BEWARE OF THE EXPLORER.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2013
As so frequently is the case, Amazon is providing an ancient version of this Android app. Amazon is distributing version 2.6 as of 5/31/2013. 1mobile.com has version 5.3. I'll download it from there and give it a try on my KFHD8.9.

I've found that it isn't the lack of apps that's a problem at Amazon, it's the plethora of obsolete versions of apps that is a huge problem. Also, Amazon frequently claims that an app is incompatible with my KFHD8.9. So I get the app elsewhere and it works just fine.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2013
This app has proven to be very useful for me. It helped me shut down some things that were starting automatically on my Kidle and has cleared up a lot of space. It feels like I'm getting to look behind the scenes of my Kindle and tweak things to make them suit my style of use. It hasn't caused any negative issues for me. Just a good, useful app.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2012
Great app. Revealed my tablet capacity; system info; lots of functions ie: cache clearing with one button; etc.

Installed this app and found out my real addressable ram on my tablet is 285mb. Though the home something network pushed this as 512meg. Maybe most of the amazon android apps doen't run because the amazon app itself hogs a huge chunk of this measly ram. Btw, amazon sold apps only run if the amazon app is running and installed. The two vendor needs to do better in their collaboration otherwise both compny look bad; and the 3rd vendor that pushed the tablet fail to do their research and incorrectly advertise the ram capacity.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2014
I am using ES File Explorer and ES File Manager currently. I found no advantage to using this app, especially after the ealier reviews suggested that there were unexpected alterations in your preferences. This turned out to be correct. I had to reset my Kindle Fire HDX back to factory defaults and start over. Would not recommend this app--too pervasive.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2013
Really great app for freeing up memory so games run smoothly, videos don't freeze, and cleans up cache of other programs that slow your system down.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
I use this app on my Smart Phone, and it is a great app, and the paid version is even better. If I could get this app in the paid version for my Kindle Fire HD, I would give it 5 stars, hands down. Come-on, Amazon, you gotta free up the Kindle User to allow more variety, like allowing access to the paid version on the Kindle platform. I would love my Kindle all the more if you trusted my judgement on making choices outside of your box.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.