TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,668 Reviews & Articles | 36,029 News Posts

Android Market is no longer blocked on the Kindle Fire

Amazon no longer block the Android Market on the Kindle Fire

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Dec 22, 2011 6:37 am

Last month, we reported that the Kindle Fire would not feature the Android Market, and that any attempts to browse the market redirected you to Amazon's own AppStore on the tablet. But, we have some good news to report, Amazon released a new update to the Kindle Fire on Wednesday, which allows Fire owners to browse the Google Android Market website.

 

TweakTown image news/2/1/21990_08_android_market_is_no_longer_blocked_on_the_kindle_fire.jpg

 

This is great news for current, or future Kindle Fire owners. Being blocked from one of the biggest app markets on devices, it would be a shot in the foot for Amazon if they wish to take some market share in the coming 12 months. The next question is, can you install Android Market apps to the Kindle Fire over the web?

 

Well, not really. There's no easy way to associate the Kindle Fire with a Google account, which is how Google's web-based Android Market links to devices, nevertheless, this is a step in the right direction for Amazon.

NEWS SOURCE
Gigaom.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news at our Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below