Originally Posted by AnemicOak
On the Kindle Fire's it is possible to load third party apps, but for many of them you'll need to hunt down the .apk file from a source other than Amazon.
On the Nook HD & HD+ it is possible to sideload an app using ADB via a USB connection to your computer, but it's not as simple (you have to install the Android SDK) as on the Kindle's where you just need to check a box to allow third party apps.
Neither is as simple as just installing them from the Play store like you would on say a Nexus tablet.
Thanks for the info. Still more complicated than I'd like to get for the person this is intended for. Mostly because the second something goes wrong, and something Always
goes wrong, I'll be the one they call to fix it.