7 days with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD: Revealing its inner power-tablet

Setting up Amazon's consumption device as a productive Android tablet isn't for the faint of heart.

By , ITworld |  Consumerization of IT, Amazon, Android tablets

In my case, the Play store wouldn't let me sign on and crashed when I tried to launch it first. A reboot solved these issues. Finally, I was able to install ScummVM, Kaspersky mobile security apps and basically any one of the hundred of thousands Android apps on the Google Play store with no constraints.

All in all, with the power of the Google Play store, the root I performed and with some minor tweaks, the Kindle Fire HD finally became a device I could work on -- productively.

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