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Posted on Jun 17, 2012 3:55:19 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
As an FYI the iPad also has no Java available to it either. Jobs was very adamate that Java, like Flash would never be on his devices.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 6:27:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 17, 2012 6:31:24 PM PDT
victor says:
it was an android 4.0 sandwich OS on a basic cheap tablet. My Niece was having trouble with some streaming video's over the Internet on her Ipad, is that still a problem because of no flash player? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 6:31:13 PM PDT
Android 4.0 still doesn't support Java. Support for Flash is available on the Fire, but not the iPad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 9:31:08 PM PDT
DiEvans says:
Not really, some games you can most you cant. Which really bites. I love all the games I can play on my kindle fire but it would be so nice to be able to play all the club pogo games.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 7:25:10 PM PDT
How do I get to the Silk browser on my k fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2012 5:26:35 PM PDT
J. Poulin says:
I agree, I was hoping to be able to play my POGO games on my Kindle Fire..

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:51:20 AM PDT
yelsha22 says:
I cant play runescape on the kindle fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 3:15:21 PM PDT
How do you access the silk browser

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 5:06:43 PM PDT
Just click the Web tab on the home page.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 4:00:21 PM PDT
c.bynum says:
How do I download. Java

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 7:12:52 PM PDT
Did you bother to read any part of this thread? You don't. Java can't be run on the Fire.

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 1:35:28 AM PDT<3 says:
I also cannot play games on because it asks for Java installation. Quite irritating if you don't have access to a computer all the time..

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 7:06:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2012 7:14:34 PM PDT
Before I throw my Kindle Fire in the garbage, can I or can I not install either Explorer 8 or Firefox?

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 7:17:59 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
The first two don't exist for android. Firefox would be a sideload onto the device from the Mozilla FTP server.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2012 7:29:59 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Throw it away...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 12:26:36 PM PDT
lazzybum says:
I HAVE ONY WEB; NOT BROWSER. at the web section; there is no option. For me to enable Java or Java scripts. Please let me know how to enable it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 12:31:30 PM PDT
Web = Browser. Click the Web tab. Click the Menu icon. Click "Settings". Scroll down until you see Javascript. Make sure it is Enabled.

As stated multiple times in this thread, Java is not Javascript, and the Fire cannot do Java.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 9:57:37 AM PDT
Sharon Bell says:
What is the difference between jave and javascript?

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 10:05:33 AM PDT
Okay, I have been blinking through the topic of Java.

This is my question.

I am a moderator at a chatroom and would like to know if I will be able to use any of the Fire Tablets inside this chatroom. It is pesky enough on my various laptops and desktops but in a really portable moment it would be cool to be able to login through the Fire and wait out a hail storm or other event and still remain in control of a bunch of chatterers...

Thank you and if you already addressed this, I missed it.

Don't touch anything sharp.

Sally Franklin Christie -- Milk Carton People & If I Should Die

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 10:17:21 AM PDT
Sharon - they are unrelated. Java is a full program execution environment that runs on the device and executes code written in the Java language and downloaded to the device. Javascript is a script interpreter that runs in the web browser and executes only Javascript-scripts downloaded from the web page.

The Fire (all versions) supports Javascript in the browser, but does not support Java.

Sally - we can't answer your question without knowing whether your chatroom requires Java on the client device. Most do not, so the answer for now is it will probably work.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 11:27:45 AM PDT
Thank You Mr. B;

Here is a more complete scenario.

I open my browser, IE, Chrome, Safari, et. al. I go to the site where the event is happening. and login on that page. If the login box does not appear then I need to check for an update and install it wherever that particular computer likes to put those updates. Then if I am lucky and Mercury hasn't gone retrograde, I can get into the room as a guest or a moderator and chat.

On the Fire, will I be able to get to the site, see the login and enter that room?

Thanks and I hope that what I just said up there helps make my question more clear. I am using a K touch and have not been successful in using a chatroom.

Sally says don't touch anything sharp!

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 4:41:55 PM PDT
alex says:
Add downloadable java amazon.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 5:11:10 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
Java runtime engines don't exist for android. That could only come fro Oracle and their desire to do it is somewhere below 0 currently.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012 9:29:51 PM PDT
victor says:
A lot of websites that need java to run are recognized on android ICS 4.0 devices, but amazons tablets are modified with their silk browser so you're limited on that but that could be a good thing cause you will be better protected from hackers, But you sure do get the best tablet for the price though and a device that plays their instant video pretty well. I'm sure they're using a special codec that makes their video run better on their tablets. That's why their video's play well on the fire and not as good on other android devices. I hear even tegra 3 tablets are having a hard time playing their video's as well. That's what I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 12:47:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2012 12:48:04 AM PDT
victor: Needing Java to run a website is not the issue - that doesn't depend on the device, it can run on the server. However, no Android device can access a website, or more specifically programs downloaded from a website, that require Java on the device. Pogo games is one popular example - the code for the games is written in Java, and is downloaded to the users' computer to run.

It is not a limitation Amazon introduced at all. There is no Java runtime for any version of Android, and won't be as long as Oracle and Google are fighting over intellectual property rights.
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