So far so great.
I have my magazine subscriptions on the fire.
Email apps, ebay app, etc.
Haven't tried the map trick yet but once I do...
The browser is OK it takes you to mobil sites.
I couldn't get sky fire to work but I'll try dolphin or something else soon.
I have a few free books I'm reading and just linked my library card to get books, but like one of my friends mentioned the selection is limited.
It's not an iPad but for the price it's just what I was looking for!
Easy to get third party apps.
From the Amazon Forums.
>>>Go to 4shared.com and in the search box, enter "google maps .apk". Look down below on that web page and you will see it. Double click and follow the instructions. Their apk files work!
you need to actually download a program called 'dropbox' to your pc (or mac), then take the .apk file and put it into your 'dropbox' folder on your desktop. The next step is to use your kindles browser and go to dropbox.com and use your new dropbox login and password. Once you do this you should be able to download the .apk file to your Kindle. In the top right corner it'll say "Thomas' Kindle - 1", touch there and then touch your newly downloaded .apk file to install it. It will install under the 'apps' tab in your kindle. The only problem I'm having with this is that the icons are designed for a smaller screen (phone sized) so when they're opened on the Kindle they appear really pixelated and blurry. All of the apps seem to work fine, with the exception of the sound on some of the games for me.
Search for "google maps .apk". Look for version 6.0 or higher, and (manage to) download the .apk file to your computer (for free). (Recommend installing anti-virus on your kindle fire before doing this). Then simply move the .apk file to dropbox (or whatever method you wish to transfer the file to your kindle). In my case, when kindle fire finished downloading the .apk file, it automatically prompted for installation. <<<
What about movies on the fire? We are heading to spring training with the kids and I was going to pick up two for the drive. This will replace the DVD player. Any good ideas?
Yes you can stream or download movies, if you have netflix that is a plus too...
Got a Fire a week or so ago, and it's awesome. It pretty much replaces my crappy netbook, and it was great for travel. I'm looking forward to using it for more stuff like watching movies. My only complaint is that it died on me right before a flight, because it didn't really warn me about the low battery charge. Other than that it's great so far!
We love ours. I like to use it in the kitchen to look up recipes, stream music, read magazines, etc..
I can share my drop box files if you have an account, just send me a PM w/ your email.
Let me know how this works out, we're considering something for the kids as well and its not exactly disposable but way cheaper than an ipad.
Originally Posted by Ice24