A lot of people are finding this post by searching for information on how to install Google Play on their Kindle Fires. I hate to leave people wanting, so I’m going to make a short post with a link to the place where you find out how to do it (or if you can on your particular Fire).
Some warnings that you might skip over if I didn’t tell you how hazardous it is:
1. This will void your warranty. I’ve heard Amazon is nice about handling out of warranty hardware, but that’s for things like broken screens and dead batteries. Bricking your Kindle by rooting it will likely negatively affect how they teat you.
2. Google Play isn’t even all that great.
3. Newer Kindle Fires have some bits and pieces in their firmware that makes rooting substantially more risky.
All that said, this site is where you can go to find out how to tinker with your Kindle fire: xdadevelopers
Don’t come crying to me if you brick your Kindle. I warned you, and that forum provides very plainly marked warnings all over the place. You can’t possibly miss them. You accept all risk, responsibility, and mockery.
To properly celebrate my early Christmas gift, I’m practically giving History of the Internet away for free.
Of course…it’s not free. It’s 99 cents. One dollar for practical purposes, but for some odd reason people buy fewer copies when I use a nice round number.
Get History of the Internet for a mere 99 cents using coupon code YF66W when you check out.
I’ve tried every newsreader I know of. I always heard good things about Flipboard, so it was the first I tried. Articles wouldn’t even load on my Kindle Fire. It’s hard to give it a proper review.
Pulse always got a number two mention in any list of mobile news readers, so I tried it next. I found no way to mark all articles as read. This is a big problem since I don’t read most of the 1-100 articles that come out of each site I read. That made it a nonstarter.
Feedly was my next attempt. I’ve used it on the desktop since Google Reader shut down. I found that the mobile app works even better than the desktop version. Browsing RSS feeds is a lot easier with a touchscreen. Articles flip out of my way effortlessly when I don’t want to read them and into my way when I do. The only thing it’s missing is the ability to set articles to always open in the system’s web browser, but the button in the bottom center of the sharing widget takes care of that.