Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 23:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Some impressive new stuff from Amazon today. Great hardware, good price points, and, unlike Nokia, Amazon opens up pre-orders right away and gives us shipping dates. Still, I would personally advice waiting with buying one until you can replace Amazon's Frankendroid with Cyanogenmod or something.
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izomiac
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2006-07-26

You have to use stock to take advantage of any Prime features, like the Kindle Lending Library or Prime Movie Streaming. Aside from that, the Kindle Otter Launcher is media focused rather than app focused, which is useful for consuming media and an interesting variation of Android.

Being an OS-phile, I enjoy the variation, it gives my Fire a different feel and niche. Overall, it's probably worse than AOSP, but it's not bad. If it were my only android device I'd likely use an ICS rom.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Can you download and run an app like MXPlayer to play videos you load on there? Is Netflix an option?

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izomiac Member since:
2006-07-26

Sure, you can run any of those on rooted stock Kindle or ICS. But if you're an Amazon Prime member then streaming and lending are included at no extra charge. It's also nice having one's last used book, video, or music on the home screen (i.e. optimized for that use). Stock does have advantages, so I keep it on my Kindle. I could limit myself and use alternatives, but I carry my ICS phone with me at all times, so there's little reason to replicate functionality.

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