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Old 11-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Dear Amazon, I am VERY annoyed that...

...searching for and clicking on the GOOGLE android market link in the Silk browser takes me to the Amazon app store. This is overly intrusive, imo.

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...searching for and clicking on the GOOGLE android market link takes me to the Amazon app store. This is overly intrusive, imo.
Yeah and if you try to download certain apks from Silk it does this too and tells you it's not in the app store. I have to use Opera to get the downloads.

There seems to be very little file association on the Fire. Mp3 wonts download through Silk and Mobi books wont open in Kindle unless you use File Expert.

We need some fixes.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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Mobi books wont open in Kindle unless you use File Expert.
Really? I don't think I've had this problem - loaded several mobi books right to the Books folder, open with the reader app no problem. Or am I talking about something else.

As for any other contributions to the "Dear Amazon, I'm annoyed that..." thread, I think my list is long enough, and well enough detailed in my amazon.com review, that I don't think repeating it here would be wise or helpful.
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Really? I don't think I've had this problem - loaded several mobi books right to the Books folder, open with the reader app no problem. Or am I talking about something else.

As for any other contributions to the "Dear Amazon, I'm annoyed that..." thread, I think my list is long enough, and well enough detailed in my amazon.com review, that I don't think repeating it here would be wise or helpful.
When you sideload other then via USB, Mobi books wont appear unless you restart the Kindle or use File Expert to open them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yeah and if you try to download certain apks from Silk it does this too and tells you it's not in the app store. I have to use Opera to get the downloads.

There seems to be very little file association on the Fire. Mp3 wonts download through Silk and Mobi books wont open in Kindle unless you use File Expert.

We need some fixes.
At least we have alternative solutions and Amazon seems content to allow us our alternative solutions.

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Amazon has started taking Apps down that might be beneficial in rooting to bypassing their own store....
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They have? Which apps do you know? I know they blocked some apps but have they removed them completely?
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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They have? Which apps do you know? I know they blocked some apps but have they removed them completely?
He probably meant "blocked".
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They have? Which apps do you know? I know they blocked some apps but have they removed them completely?
Ill find the link that I saw....B right back...

"I had to make a second version because Amazon decided to block apps from their Appstore that help with rooting/ installing the Android Market. The kicker is that the apps that are 'blocked' appear on any other device except the Kindle Fire. It makes sense though since Amazon wants you to use all of their services"
huskermania..(I cant seem to imbed the video) Its Huskermania on Youtube....

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Ill find the link that I saw....B right back...

"I had to make a second version because Amazon decided to block apps from their Appstore that help with rooting/ installing the Android Market. The kicker is that the apps that are 'blocked' appear on any other device except the Kindle Fire. It makes sense though since Amazon wants you to use all of their services"
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Thanks! I found it. I can understand them blocking rooting apps from the Fire though as well as reader apps. They are trying to protect themselves. As long as they don't block sideloading I am okay with it.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:08 PM   #11
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When you sideload other then via USB, Mobi books wont appear unless you restart the Kindle or use File Expert to open them.
Oh, you're talking about sending via wifi or something? Or downloading a mobi directly via the browser?

It works fine via USB so I think it's clear that Amazon didn't have an nefarious intent, but I agree it should appear automatically in books regardless of how you get it in to the folder.
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Oh, you're talking about sending via wifi or something? Or downloading a mobi directly via the browser?

It works fine via USB so I think it's clear that Amazon didn't have an nefarious intent, but I agree it should appear automatically in books regardless of how you get it in to the folder.
If you sideload with Dropbox, WiFi or LAN. Basically anything but USB the mobi files just sits there till you restart the Fire. This needs to fixed. Like a refresh button added.
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...searching for and clicking on the GOOGLE android market link in the Silk browser takes me to the Amazon app store. This is overly intrusive, imo.
LOL, I tried this too and thought WTF. But for me it was like, eh, whatever.
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