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Android Market is no longer blocked on the Kindle Fire

Amazon no longer block the Android Market on the Kindle Fire

By Anthony Garreffa from Dec 22, 2011 @ 0:37 CST

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.

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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 SOURCES:Gigaom.com


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