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Old 10-12-2011, 09:31 AM   #39
murraypaul
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Originally Posted by gweminence View Post
With the exception of Silk, Amazon has done little more than skin it. It IS, in fact, 95% generic android. 2.3, to be exact.
The Nook Color is also just a skinned Android, but you can't sideload apps on that.

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You'll be able to sideload things just fine. In fact, an Amazon executive was quoted specifically as saying that amazon will do nothing to prevent not only sideloading, but root.
Are you relying on the PCMag story for that? That story has been completely blown out of proportion.
Here are the actual statements attributed to the Amazon employee:

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"It's going to get rooted, and what you do after you root it is up to you," Jenkins said."
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Jenkins said he didn't know whether the bootloader was locked, which is one hurdle Android hackers face when altering their devices. The company won't help hackers root the tablet, it just isn't actively trying to stop them.
(And it isn't even clear that the last sentence was from Jenkins, it probably wasn't)
Everything else was added by the PCMag writer.
So someone who was head of development for their browser, and has admitted no knowledge of any security measures Amazon may have used, has said that he thinks the device will probably get rooted. Which is a pretty good guess, as everything gets rooted eventually.

He was not quoted as saying you could sideload apps, the PCMag writer assumed that.
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