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Old 09-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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This is confirmed to work on the Fire HD 7, but should work on all new variants that are based on ICS.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Unfortunately the bootloader is locked -- which means you can't install custom ROMs. So you won't be able to turn the Fire HDs into regular Android tablets. That means I definitely won't be getting one.
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Unfortunately the bootloader is locked -- which means you can't install custom ROMs. So you won't be able to turn the Fire HDs into regular Android tablets. That means I definitely won't be getting one.
So is the nook tablet and I have a custom ROM running on mine. It's just a matter of time.
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who cares? Who cares to transform Amazon's amazing content browser into a keyboardless netbook?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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who cares? Who cares to transform Amazon's amazing content browser into a keyboardless netbook?
Those who want a tablet with Amazon hardware and stock Android. People who prefer the Amazon hardware to the Nexus 7 hardware or who prefer the Amazon price to ipad pricing. You can view Amazon instant movies on a Nexus or ipad, you can read kindle books on both, etc.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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yeah, you can also use a plain android interface rather than an integrated interface for a smooth Amazon experience.
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yeah, you can also use a plain android interface rather than an integrated interface for a smooth Amazon experience.
"The Amazon experience" only makes sense when you only want to stay withing Amazon's walled garden. If you want to step outside, you can't.

And there are plenty of great launchers available (with more or less eye-candy depending on what you want), not just the "plain Android interface". And the experience on any Android device, with dual core processors or better, is always "smooth". That really isn't a problem anymore.
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