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Kindle loses a lot of value not having access to Google Play.


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Initial post: Dec 9, 2013 2:12:31 PM PST
Brett Simon says:
I bought the Kindle Fire HDX on Cyber Monday because of the discount, and it is a great machine, but being stuck in the Amazon App store really hurts it. It's bad enough on normal Android devices not having things that are only on iOS, but to now not even have things normally on Android is crazy! I want to play cool new mobile games like Assassin's Creed Pirates, but apparently I'm suck with... Candy Crush. Great.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:14:32 PM PST
Miss Carol says:
Send it back. You're well within time. They'll give you your money back and you can research what you want and buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:14:44 PM PST
You have until January 31 to return it for a refund.

Why should Amazon make it easy for you to purchase content from an Amazon competitor?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
A tiny amount of research would have told you this in advance.

Google wants to to be able to make the rules for devices that have access to Google Play and the rest of the Google system. Amazon is not going to march to Google's tune; they are direct competitors.

This should not surprise anyone. if Google Play is important to you, it's not like there aren't a galaxy of options available to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:16:08 PM PST
Loz says:
Should have done your research then.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:21:02 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
"It's bad enough on normal Android devices not having things that are only on iOS"

This has been the way things work on computers for decades. When the first MacIntosh computer came out it had features that could not be found on the IBM PC. You buy the one that makes sense for your needs and wants.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:22:05 PM PST
Brett Simon says:
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Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:23:00 PM PST
Miss Carol says:
Okay - this is a question from a non-Apple person - but don't Apple things basically do the same thing - basically restrict you to Apple? How is that any different from the Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:24:18 PM PST
Brett Simon says:
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Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:24:59 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
"No Coke, Pepsi."

Are there no other games besides those two?

"No Pepsi, Coke."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:25:42 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Then go buy an Apple product.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:26:19 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:26:45 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Well, it's different because the Apple App Store has essentially everything that's out there for iOS, like Google Play does for Android. The Amazon Appstore is a much smaller collection of apps than Play does.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:27:02 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Where he will still be banned from GP, yes?

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:28:49 PM PST
Brett Simon says:
No, I don't want to whine, pal. I'm a consumer expressing my frustrations about the lack of quality apps in the app store, and all of you should be with me. You're like people with Stockholm Syndrome or something. I want to know what Amazon is doing to make their app store more acceptable. They're planning on having robotic drones deliver our packages, so I think they should be able to handle putting together a decent app store.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:30:49 PM PST
M. Lewis says:
I knew what I was getting so I have no complaints but I totally agree. The device is great for various Amazon media products but the app store leaves much to be desired.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:31:51 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Why should I be with you? I don't want to play silly games.

Go complain to the makers of the apps for not making it compatible with the Fire. Amazon can't sell things that don't exist.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:31:58 PM PST
We should complain because YOU don't like the selection? I don't need thousands and thousands of apps. I have a few games, some useful things.........I'd guess I have maybe 30 apps total, for 2 original Fires, one HD and 2 HDXs. Why should I complain?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:34:39 PM PST
Brett Simon says:
You have a few games? Yeah? Well maybe you'd have more if they had more of a selection. And as I stated earlier, I'm talking about more than just games. I mean, there's not even an official YouTube app on here. There are a bunch of "bootleg" ones that people made that work ok enough, but it's just mindblowing to me that an official one is not on here. And honestly it's equaly mindblowing how angry the people on this forum are for anyone offering any criticism.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:38:02 PM PST
Maybe I wouldn't. I don't spend a lot of time playing games, so why do I need any more? I enjoy the ones I have for a short time, then I pick up one of my e-ink Kindles and read. Thanks for thinking of me, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:40:20 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Your criticism is whining. You are whining because you don't have what all the cool kids have.
Some of us are adults who don't care about the latest "cool" game and YouTube app.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:40:55 PM PST
Wondering says:
If you enable the "allow 3rd party apps" option on the device, you should be able to get many (maybe all?) of the apps you want from sources other than Amazon or Google Play. I think 1mobile.com (or maybe mobile1.com?) is an alternate app site that I've seen mentioned frequently.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:44:58 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
I think he's moved on from games to YouTube. He'll be on to sd cards next.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 2:49:51 PM PST
KAragon says:
Music Unlimited appears to be available from mobile1.com

Make sure your device is set to allow installation from unknown sources and then download.
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