Proud owners of the new Amazon Kindle Fire may now be busy playing with their new Android tablet right now. We can’t blame them. For sure, it will be irresistible to check out the device.
If you have already checked out the new tablet, you may say that its user interface can be deceiving at times. Is this really Android? The UI of the Kindle Fire is indeed highly customized. The maker of the tablet designed the UI in such a way that it would look like an ebook reader and not just a typical Android tablet. But, behind that highly customized UI is actually Android 2.3 Gingerbread performing all the dirty work underneath.
If you are a Kindle Fire owner, you might have stopped tinkering with your new tablet for a bit because you have some apps in mind that you would like to install into the device. You might probably have scoured all the corners of the Amazon Appstore and did not find what you like.
Do you have some apps in mind that you weren’t able to find in the Amazon Appstore? If that is what you’re looking for, then you are in luck. There are ways for you to install apps from sources outside of the Amazon Appstore. Of course your main source here will be the Internet. Read on how to do that.
In order for the Kindle Fire to accept apps outside of the Amazon Appstore, there are settings that will have to be configured. The Kindle Fire needs to be configured so that is can allow the installation of apps from unknown sources. Here are the steps:
Since your Kindle Fire is now ready for morethird-party apps outside Amazon Appstore, we can now go ahead and look for one. Be careful with the choices you pick from the search results you get from the internet. Just like any other software, there are apps out there that are hacked and may cause damage to your system. Ample reading will be necessary. Check out reviews from other users.
Here are the steps on how to install a third-party app using your PC:
These are very simple steps to follow in installing apps outside of Amazon Appstore. And by the way, if you think using Google to search for apps is a bit broad you can also check out websites like GetJar, SlideMe or Handango. These websites also offer a wide array of apps to choose from.
What third-party apps have you installed on your Kindle Fire?
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I’m outside the U.S., so I can’t use the Amazon Appstore. Is there a way to bypass the file manager? I want to install the Android Market.
try sending the apk file via email to your kindle. works for my galaxy s.
respond does it works. Im also wayyyy out US so i wont be able to run amazon app store but i consider buyind this thing.
for all your desires to be realized check out the kindle fire forum on xdadevelopers.com
you can email the ef apk file manager to yourself and install no problems, really easy.
SnapPea for Windows provides an easy 3-step solution to install apps on a Kindle Fire. No need to root or even use a file manager. Apps are sideloaded from your desktop at high speed: http://snappeablog.tumblr.com/post/28123448267/install-any-app-to-your-kindle-fire-easy-as-1-2-3-no
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