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Does the Kindle Fire support Java

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Initial post: Jan 7, 2012 12:50:10 PM PST
Does the Kindle Fire support Java?

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 6:56:38 PM PST
Uncle Ernie says:

Java is the language used to develop Android Apps by and it is the language the Android Frameworks and Eclipse App developer environment use to write Android Apps. BUT - Google uses a different byte code generator than the standard one Sun provides...check out JAVA and Android on Wikipedia to get a better detailed explanation.

So the Kindle Fire would have to have either a Java run-time that runs on top of Android but iis written in such a way that the run-time byte-code interpreter was compiled into the new Android byte-code and ran the standard Java byte-code files.

The programs that do this today are designed for Windows and UNIX variants and are extremely large and complex.

The Java support provided by Sun is also targeted to these large OS environments.

Your question is quite important however because for Android to actually become real it must support developing programs FOR Android on ANDROID just as Windows supports Windows development, Unix supports unix development, Apple iOS supports Apple iOS development etc.

So right now the answer is no. To build an App for the kindle Fire you have to use a different software and hardware platform ( a big expensive powerful one ).

To develop for Java you also need a different hardware and software platform ( a big powerful one ) and then you must get the Android speficic libraries and even then you must use the special stuff that Amazon requires for the Kindle Fire.

That is why there is an Amazon App store that is totally separate from the Google Android App short - the Kindle Fire is still a toy and Amazon right now just wants you to use it to buy Amazon products.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 12:30:12 AM PDT
Has this changed any since it was written? I just got a kindle fire and you are telling me that one cannot get java for pogo games on the kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 12:57:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2012 12:58:08 AM PDT
No, it has not changed. No Android device supports Java.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 3:06:01 PM PDT
J. Buskirk says:
What about the Kindle Fire HD with Android version?

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 3:08:48 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
No android or IOS device supports Java runtime.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 11:39:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2012 11:42:10 PM PDT
Teeball says:
I'm having trouble downing loading books from my local library onto my Kindle Fire
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