The Amazon Kindle Fire is proving to be a critical success for the company and they should be shipping 5 million units by the end of the year. The Amazon App Store is populated with a ton of Android programs for your device, but it does not have everything you might want. If you live outside of the USA and are not using an American address and credit card on your Amazon account, the company limits your app downloads. This new way of installing apps if perfect to still get the programs and games you want.
The first thing you want to do is make sure your Kindle Fire is going to physically allow you to install applications from other sources. Go to more, settings, device. Make sure “allow install from unknown sources” is on. When you do this you can now download apps from the internet and install them right to your unit.
Simple click on this link on your Amazon Kindle Fire http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/essential-apps-for-the-amazon-kindle-fire-and-how-to-install-them/ and click on any of the links, at which point they will manually install the files to your device. Once the download is done you will see a notification flag. Click on this and you can install the application, and when it is finished you will see it on your APPS shelf.
Independent e-Reading Apps
Mainstream E-Reading Applications
Comic Book Reader Apps
Alternative Android Markets
- Meridian – Best Multimedia Player for Music and Videos
- Dolphin HD – Web Browser
- ES File Explorer
- Astro File Manager
- Google Gmail
- Android PDF Reader
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.