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New fire hdx will it sync with icloud

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Initial post: Sep 29, 2013 10:16:23 AM PDT
I have the orginal fire and need to sync with icloud, I can not find a way. I am wondering if the new HDX will sync with icloud before I buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:20:05 AM PDT
The icloud? Or the Amazon cloud?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:25:09 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
No, the iCloud is an Apple product, you can't sync Kindles to the iCloud.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:25:52 AM PDT
the icloud

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:26:33 AM PDT
Is there an app that I could buy to allow this. It works on cell phones why not the kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:27:03 AM PDT
As A. Dietz says above, no. If you want to sync with Apple you need to buy an Apple product. However, when you do that will not sync with Amazon Cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:27:24 AM PDT
What cell phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:37:10 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
Well, silly rabbit, all of them (that start with i.)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 10:52:40 AM PDT
That is exactly what I was thinking but... hey benefit of the doubt. LOL

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 11:20:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2013 11:23:56 AM PDT
As I understand it, the clouds are proprietary, and do not work well iCloud is for Apple products, Amazon's cloud is for Amazon's products, etc. Still, I don't know for sure. You can load an Amazon Kindle App onto an iPad, or Mac, and so manage to get your Amazon books onto an iPad / Mac that way. Perhaps the Amazon Fire will someday have an Apple iTunes App which will let you load Apple content onto a Fire. Perhaps not. Check the Amazon App store, and see if there is an Apple / iTunes App there. If there isn't, I suspect you are out of luck. Why would you need to sync with iCloud, BTW? Since you already have a Fire, why not be content to use Amazon's cloud for your content?

Many cell phones have a general form of Android on them, so they do a lot across brand / model lines. The Kindles which use Android use a forked (altered / customized) version of it...which most other Android based products won't work well-or at all-with. Apple uses iOS...something else again. How compatible that is with Android is yet another issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 11:29:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2013 11:33:52 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Actually, the only cloud that is totally closed is Apple's. It will only work with Apple (or Apple licensed) hardware. Amazon's Cloud (and cloud streaming) works with all Android phones/tablets (not just Fires) and hundreds of other non-Amazon licensed products like TVs, Roku, Sonos, etc. For example, my Samsung phone plays music from Amazon's Cloud, as does my Sonos system. My Samsung TV plays Amazon's video from my Amazon Cloud. None of these devices are made by or licensed to Amazon.

In all honesty Erin, you have a longstanding, ongoing, very nasty habit of posting definitive information which is totally false, about things you obviously know nothing about. You should probably lead off every post with "I am usually wrong about these things, but . . .". *rolleyes*

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 11:53:00 AM PDT
Two points. First, realize that the reason that Amazon's HDX is so competitively priced, despite having great hardware (almost literally the state of the art) is because Amazon is essentially giving the device away without a profit margin at the 7 inch size. They are doing this because unlike Asus, or Apple, or Samsung, they are a content/media seller, not strictly speaking a hardware vendor.

So what this post is saying is that I won't buy Amazons heavily subsidized device unless I have open access to make sure I don't have to buy the products that are where amazon can make any money.

The funny thing though, is that while there are content systems out there which can be found on the Kindle for side-load, and there are apps for many platforms officially supported for you to get Amazon content on your other devices, Apple explicitly outlaws in thier EULA the ability for non Apple hardware to access the iCloud interfaces without a license.

So it doesn't matter whether you were asking this question about the Amazon Kindle, or the Google Nexus, or the Samsung Note, the answer would still be no. Its an Apple commercial decision as much as it is an exclusion by Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013 2:10:28 PM PDT
flipoid says:
MoniKat, you are correct in that the i-products won't *sync* with the Amazon Cloud. However, you can, of course, access all of your Amazon-purchased digital things (except the apps, which of course are Android-based) using the Amazon MP3 player app, the Amazon Instant Video app, and the Kindle app, on the i-devices.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 1:21:10 PM PST
Judith says:
I just purchased a Kindle HDX7 and am unable to download my Outlook Calendar and, it only downloads my Outlook contacts, no phone numbers or addresses. Any ideas how to correct? I have contacted help desk and after spending almost 1.5 hours still could not solve the problem

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 10:04:01 PM PDT
all your photos will sync with my non apple windows based computers -- anything I take with the iphone syncs to them as well. I just forgot how i got them onto the computers and will look it up as I am sure it would sync to kindle too
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