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google play on kindle fire?

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Initial post: Jun 14, 2013 11:03:18 AM PDT
helping hand says:
No offence, but the qualety of Amazon is not that great at times. I want to try google play. But i don't want to root.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 11:04:11 AM PDT
You got a dictionary in your Kindle Fire, though, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 11:07:39 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
You're right, helping hand -- you don't want to root.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 11:09:05 AM PDT
Don't stand in one place too long, and don't let anyone pour water and fertilizer on your feet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2013 11:20:01 AM PDT
You don't need to root a Fire to have access to other appstores:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2013 9:22:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2013 9:24:08 AM PDT
Or you could just not buy a tablet that isn't exactly what you want.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2013 12:33:47 PM PDT
LadyH95 says:
I agree Dittie. I knew the Fire was a "locked down" tablet with limited expansion options so I went for another tablet. I don't understand this "Amazon should do...." mentality. They are offering a product. If it doesn't meet your needs, don't buy it and then expect them to change what it does to meet your needs.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2013 12:53:47 PM PDT
Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Entitlement aside, other Kindle customers can't do anything about it, anyway.

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 12:59:05 PM PDT
I do love the ones who are so sure they know more about how to run a multi-billion dollar company than the man who actually does it.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 7:18:21 AM PDT
TomP says:
More broadly the question isn't about google play at all but rather what is and isn't available from the amazon app store. It seems to me that if there are free value added apps for the popular products amazon sells it would be good business to offer them.

I shop amazon because of their flawless execution and commitment to outstanding customer service. The approach towards apps seems inconsistent with the latter.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 7:22:03 AM PDT
An app has to be submitted by its developer(s) before Amazon can sell it on their store.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 8:10:17 AM PDT
T. Schiel says:
The problem is with the developers. Before, iOS got all the goodies but then Android is just about caught up. The Kindle Fire is a distant third and developers go for the most popular devices to hawk their apps. Amazon's forked Android needs app adjustments before they will work on the Fire....a lot of developers don't want to bother with a third Fire market at this time when the Android and Apple market are making them good money.

I just bought a couple of Android Tabs. Right now I'm looking for Halloween Live Wallpaper for the grandkids, I'm going to watch Sunday Ticket today, one team on the TV and the Red Zone on the tablet, I'm putting books on the tabs with dropbox and syncing them with dropsync. I like my Fire and I like my Android tabs. I wish Amazon's app store was better but I got the work around with my Androids.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 10:00:10 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 22, 2013 1:22:49 PM PDT
Geekbabe says:
Access to the Google Play store and/or apps optimized for the Fire would be nice of course but the ability to sideload apps from places like can really give you a more than tolerable user experience without voiding warranty on the device.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 4:01:29 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
There are several trustworthy app store apps which can be side loaded to the KF. Once installed the apps from those stores are installed not side loaded.
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