sonoffar, 18 Jan 2016Bought two of these and have had them for a couple of days now. I don't read that they have G... moreNot exactly, you do not need GPS hardware to track location, it can also be done just using your wifi.
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Bought two of these and have had them for a couple of days now. I don't read that they have GPS, but some apps are able to track your location as a part of their proprietary agreements. That would seem to indicate there is GPS of some sort used in the Fire7.
No "Gorilla Glass" but it is a tough material never the less, as proven by one frustrated user who, in a fit of stupidity, gave the center of the Fire a closed fist knuckle punch. The result? No harm no foul.
The Fire comes with a LOT of bundled 'stuff'. Most of that stuff is geared to the sale of Amazon goods and services. I knew that going in so it's no biggie for me. I realize that's how Amazone sells these for $50 new, rather than a whole lot more. There is nothing that forces me to use any of those offerings. I put them in a file and move that file to the end of the icon line. No big deal.
Bottom line: I have to say I'm very happy with my Fires. They do what I want them to do and do it with very nice conformation.
JamesGTRS, 29 Dec 2015We got one of these for my son for Christmas, and this thing is pretty amazing. I easily adde... morecan this tablet run Mortal Kombat X game? i install the game manually but not able to run on it.is it need any side apps?
JamesGTRS, 29 Dec 2015We got one of these for my son for Christmas, and this thing is pretty amazing. I easily adde... moreDid the same. Side loaded the google play store, loaded Hangouts and now have a WiFi only "phone" for when my cell is charging after I get home from work.
We got one of these for my son for Christmas, and this thing is pretty amazing. I easily added the Google Play Store to it (rootjunkysdl.com) and was able to add all my favorite google apps. I was able to connect a thumbdrive, mouse and wireless keyboard through OTG USB. The benefit of the SD card slot is great as well. Running google hangouts with it and making a phone call worked flawlessly with my bluetooth headphones.
All this for $49?!?! AMAZING!
This is not entirely true. It's still an Android which uses .apk files. Even Amazon delivers the products via apk (which is really just a zip file renamed). You can't, by factory load, use Google Play, but you can enable developer mode which will allow you to "side load" .apk's. Alternatively you can still load apk's from unknown sources just like on normal launchers. Amazon's fire is just a Launcher with their own customized browser and other applications which gives you a different experience. Technically you could make your normal Android devices work the same, as well as even work like an Apple device (though not necessarily run their apps) with the right launcher and customization's.
Battery last long est. 8hrs.
So many amazon apk's only 58 MBytes remain of 1Gbyte Ram.
I can stop cached apk's and regain 200 Mbytes of ram memory but amazon unnessary apks keep launching bringing total ram back down to 58MB.
kindle 7 (5th gen) tablet is very fast till memory gets used up with crap apks.
I had this tablet for about a month now, I love it, It doesnt have bluetooth and I didnt use it. the only bad thing is the launcher, I dont like the launcher, I love more the Google Now, and I need to root it soon to add my google stuff to it.
Slow but cheap and i have google play store on this,it's OK as a spare wouldn't use as my main tablet
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2015I believe it does have a GPS, but it doesn't have a compass. Does anyone know if it has a mag... moreNo GPS, no brightness, no proximity or any other sensors. Just an accelerometer.
Lead2XL, 10 Nov 2015Still coming out with ugly wide bezels. No thanks at any price.what do you expect.. it a very low quality and cheap production.. even Chinese companies have better quality low cost products
Josh, 03 Nov 2015How can I install APKs? I installed MCPE but it didn't open. :(You need to install from amazon app store. Though this runs android, it is a customized android version.
Still coming out with ugly wide bezels. No thanks at any price.
Josh, 03 Nov 2015How can I install APKs? I installed MCPE but it didn't open. :(Its an amazon tablet they dont use apk
I believe it does have a GPS, but it doesn't have a compass. Does anyone know if it has a magnetic sensor so it will turn on and off when a compatible cover is opened and closed?