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Old 12-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Erk. Embedding videos doesn't seem to work. Here's the video on the new Currents app from Google. It's a sort of Flipboard clone. Looks pretty awesome. Can't wait to get it on my Fire.

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Old 12-08-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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It appears really nice, tried to install it but it would not install.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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Hummed. The hacked version doesn't work on the Fire, and I assume even the official version from the Market doesn't either.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:54 AM   #5
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Hummed. The hacked version doesn't work on the Fire, and I assume even the official version from the Market doesn't either.
I suspect you need to be rooted and running Google Services.

I must say, it looks FANTASTIC on my Xoom! Beautiful UI.
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I'd root for this, but I think I'll wait until it gets some updates; from what I've read it doesn't read Google Reader, and it doesn't handle twitter accounts the same way that Flipboard does.
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I'd root for this, but I think I'll wait until it gets some updates; from what I've read it doesn't read Google Reader, and it doesn't handle twitter accounts the same way that Flipboard does.
It showed my GoogleReader feeds on my ipad, but I havent really played with it.
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It has been done. From www.kindle-fireforum.com:

Ok, did it.

Here's how:

After rooting (of course):

1) Download and extract the Maps Framework

2) Download the Google Currents apk file

3) Place "com.google.android.maps.jar" into /system/framework/directoryand change permissionstomatch the other files.

4) Place "com.google.android.maps.xml" to /system/etc/permissions/directoryand alsomodifypermissionsto match the other files. 5) Reboot 6) Install the .apk

DONE!
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