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Polaroid 8" tablet sold at Kohls PTAB8000 Can't play ninja fruit

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Initial post: Oct 25, 2012 1:22:01 PM PDT
Laura Lecour says:
I bought this for my son who has special needs becasue he wanted an IPad but he drops things alot. I tried to download Fast Knife Ninja Fruit but when we click on it to try to play it says game will not play with out wide screen. Press and Hold....but there's no place to press and hold and there's no wide screen option in settings. We are both very frustrated.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 1:55:18 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
I'm not really familiar with that game but some games have tablet versions and Kindle Fire versions and phone versions and will only play properly on the correct platform. Most games will conform nicely to fit any screen size but maybe this is one of those that won't. You might look into a different version of it.


Posted on Oct 25, 2012 8:46:10 PM PDT
JC says:
I'm not sure which app store you are using, but this is the game I have on my Acer tablet:

Fruit Ninja Free

The same one works on my Android phone as well.

There are a lot of "fruit ninja" type games, you might try downloading a different version and see if it works better.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 1:33:08 PM PST
Leo Demers says:
when I try to download a program it keeps referring me to google apps store and click on white shopping bag ??? I am cofused

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:01:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 12:05:33 PM PST
S. A. French says:
Me too.... You will have to explain your problem in more depth for anyone to be able to help you. When you try downloading programs from where? Who keeps referring you? You can't say "it" and "they" and expect any of us to magically know what you are talking about. Try searching "google play store on polaroid tablet". The google play store app is where you have to download apps from. You can't just go to the google play store on the web and download have to have the "gapps" package installed on your tablet to download apps from google play.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 8:04:04 PM PST
JC says:
The Google Play Store is a major Android content store, selling apps, music, books, movies, etc. On the tablets that have it installed, it is represented by an icon that looks like a white shopping bag. Because it is such a major provider (and the one included with most Android phones) many app writers will list/sell their Android apps through Google Play. If you read about an app on a provider's website, often the site will tell you to go to the Google Play Store to download it. If you do a search on google for apps, many times the results will also point you to the Google Play store. But I am not sure you can get the apps just through viewing the store on the browser, you probably have to have Google Play actually installed on the tablet as well.

Not all tablets have the Google apps package pre-installed, which is required to use Google Play. As an alternative, you can try searching on whatever app store came on your tablet for the same app or a similar one. Some apps are available from more than one source.

There are some tablets, like the Kindle Fire and Nook tablets, that are designed to access a different provider's content and so, by design, provide that provider's app store and not Google Play.

Many of the cheaper tablets also do not come with Google's app package installed and are not able to access the Google Play store. I am not sure about the Polaroid tablets sold at Kohl's, but many of the ones sold at Big Lots do not include the Google apps package that is required to use Google Play. Many of these inexpensive tablets instead include Amazon's app store, or some other source such as getjar.

If this is the case with your tablet, to get Google Play you will need to do a search to find out if/how you can add it. Just search for the "(your model of tablet) + google play" and see what comes up. The steps may or may not be easy and may, may not involve rooting your tablet, and may or may not be something you are willing to do/feel comfortable doing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 8:27:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 8:27:59 PM PST
S. A. French says:
Also, if you go to on your tablet you can click on "get amazon app store" and they will send you the install apk to your email. Just click on it in your email and it will automatically download and install. This is the easiest way to get a decent variety of apps on any tablet without the Google play store installed.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 2:51:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 2:58:19 PM PST
Amy says:
I bought the 8" Polaroid tablet from kohls for my daughters birthday. I would like to buy a cover and keyboard for it. How do I know which one to buy? Also, can I get a app like Microsoft word on this tablet?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 7:32:16 PM PST
JC says:
When I was at Kohl's the other day, they had cases for these tablets. That is the only one I know of that would definitely fit. Otherwise, you could take it to a store and see if you can find a case that fit; determine if it is similar in dimensions to any of the brand-name tablets, and then buy a case made to fit that model; see if you can find a generic 8" tablet case; or, buy a neoprene sleeve-type case and carry it that way.

According to the specs listed on the website, this tablet has a mini USB port. So try looking for USB keyboards made for Android tablets. These are relatively inexpensive. Many of the tablet USB keyboards already include a mini USB plug; if not, you may need a small adapter to make it work. Do not buy a bluetooth keyboard for this tablet; this particular model does not appear to have bluetooth capability.

You cannot download Microsoft Word onto an Android tablet - however, there are several apps available that will allow you to read and edit Microsoft Word documents. Try searching for "office suite" or "word processing" on your app store (not sure which one is included on this model). Some are free and some cost money, and each one has different features. You can also search Amazon's app store (you should be able to download the Amazon Appstore for Android to your tablet, if you don't have it already.)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 7:11:55 AM PST
B. Marks says:
You can use a case made for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab for the Polaroid tablet. I tried mine and it was a nice fit. The buttons are all on top so they don't need holes to line up and it works very well.


Posted on Dec 16, 2012 7:56:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2012 8:00:11 AM PST
Amy says:
Thank you

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 5:56:05 AM PST
Melissa says:
I cant figure out how to set up parental controls.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 8:47:23 PM PST
JC says:
The polaroid tablets most likely do not come with any parental controls built in. You'll need to download a parental control app before you can set anything.

Go to your tablet's app store (Amazon?) and search for parental control apps. You'll need to read descriptions and reviews to find out which one is the best for your needs. Some are free and some cost money. After you download a parental control app, then you can set it up with the controls you want.

The Kindle Fire/Fire HD includes something called Kindle FreeTime, and several tablets designed for kids/families with younger children have other types of built in parental controls. However, not all tablets come with this feature built in.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 6:53:09 PM PST
David Shanks says:
When we try to get into the amazon apps, we went the email and password and it keeps saying.. there was a temporary error signing you in. Please try again in a few moments. We've been trying all night and nothing. We know we have the correct email and password. Any suggestions? This is definitely not a user friendly tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:06:34 AM PST
B. Marks says:
It's a very user friendly tablet. You're just having an unusual problem. The saving grace is that Amazon has amazingly good user support. Call Kindle support, not regular Amazon support, and they'll help you get back to user friendship. :)


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:08:55 AM PST
B. Marks says:
Ooops. ignore my post. I was thinking you got a Kindle fire. I got my posts and replies mixed up. :)

The Polaroid tablet is the proof of that saying "You get what you pay for."


Posted on Dec 30, 2012 3:37:13 PM PST
How do I download Amazon books onto my Polaroid 8" tablet?

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 6:10:53 PM PST
Joan Page says:
is anyone online that can answer a question about the PTAB8000?


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 7:07:57 AM PST
B. Marks says:
The way it works in forums is that almost no-one ever answers a question like "can anyone answer some question about....". Answering that sort of question makes you feel silly if the next question is one you don't know the answer to.

If you have a question, ask it with as much detail as you can. If anyone knows the answer or can point to an answer they'll usually speak up.


Posted on Dec 31, 2012 7:38:57 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 1, 2013 10:58:29 AM PST
How do you get the play store to download on this tablet? We need to get adobe flash player. It will
not download from the web. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 1:16:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2013 1:28:29 PM PST
JC says:
ETA: I don't think you can download the flash player from Google Play anymore. Either Adobe no longer supports Android, or Google no longer supports Adobe, I can't remember which. So installing the Google Play store probably won't help, with the exception of possibly downloading a different browser that will support Flash. Some of them do, but I'm not sure if you can get them through the Play store or if you need to download them directly from the developer's website. If you need the actual Flash player for Android app, you can get it from here: (be sure to choose the one for the Android version you have, not one of the Windows/Mac versions).

The 8" and 10.1" Polaroid models appear to be relatively new, and mostly sold around Black Friday for the holidays, so there isn't a lot of information,reviews, suggestions of how to sideload/root, etc.. However, some people appear to be having success using the instructions for the 7 inch Polaroid tablets.

The other problem is, these tablets were sold at several different retailers (Walgreens, Menards, Big Lots, Kohls, and a few others), and it appears that different retailers got slightly different versions of the same product. I've seen the boxes, some say 512MB RAM, some say 1GB; some have different processors listed, some have 4GB of internal memory and some have 8GB, some have a launcher with colored tiles and others a more traditional Android launcher. And they all say "Polaroid 8" Internet Tablet" on the box. So it's tough to say whether the instructions for one will work for another.

Try doing a Google search for "Polaroid tablet + Google Play" and see what you can find. There are several different forums that offer different types of instructions that some people have had success with. Or, try searching for the .apk file for the app you need and downloading that straight to the tablet. If you can connect the tablet to a regular computer and download to the computer then transfer the file to the tablet, that might work as well.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 7:10:52 AM PST
I am having problems getting apps downloaded. Very frustrated. I held for an hour and a half this morning to talk to customer service and all I got was someone telling me to print off directions (which are very confusing to me) and follow the directions. They didn't want to take the time to help me on the phone. I think that I am going to pack this thing up and take it back to Kohls where I got it from right before Christmas. Geez! Does anyone have any suggestions for the name of a GOOD tablet to buy???

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 7:35:14 AM PST
B. Marks says:
Get a name brand tablet. Some good choices that are similar to the Polaroid and a lot better are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" and the Nexus 7 from Google, made by Asus. These are easy to use and pretty trouble free.

One warning about the Nexus: while it's very fast and capable it doesn't come with an expansion card slot. The built in storage is all you'll ever have, so get the one with 32 gig.

The Samsung has a micro SD card slot and I have a 64 gig card in mine so I have a lot of room. It has more features than the Nexus but the Nexus is extremely fast and smooth. The Samsung is reasonably fast but the Nexus is much faster.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 8:54:41 AM PST
Leo Demers says:
I purchased my tablet long before Christmas thought it was a good buy I have tried everything to download different apps without sucess my opinion is to bring it back and buy a good one a little more money but no problems my suggestion is buy an apple and end your problems
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