Nov 17 AT 3:02 PM Edgar Cervantes 23 Comments

Kindle Fire gets Android Market, Google Apps; Nook Tablet gets Amazon App Store

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Gotta love development for affordable tablets! The Amazon Kindle Fire is great, but at that price point it’s missing many of the features more expensive tablets have. Due to Amazon’s business plan, one of the missing features happens to be Google Apps. This includes the Android Market, as well as all other Google applications, like Gmail, Maps, Books, YouTube, Talk, etc.

Kindle Fire

If you’ve been missing Google’s services, there’s now a solution for your brand new Kindle Fire. The fine gentlemen at XDA Developers have figured out a way to install Google Apps on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

This will only work for rooted users. It didn’t take long to get root access, either; it was achieved yesterday. If you’re willing to root your device, simply follow this tutorial[1], and you’ll be ready to install Google Apps.

Also, you may have heard that Amazon Video streaming does not work after rooting the Kindle Fire[2]. This is true, and it is something you may want to consider if you wish to go this route. There is a solution, though. It’s very simple to unroot your device using the same app mentioned in the rooting tutorial posted above. SuperOneClick will unroot your device in just a few seconds.

Either way, if you have decided to go the rooting route and want that Android Market in your device, simply head to XDA Developers’ site and follow their step-by-step guide for getting Google Apps on your Kindle Fire. It literally takes only minutes, and with the Android Market on-board, this tablet has just gone from awesome to amazing.

Nook Tablet

As for Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet, it’s actually pretty simple to install the Amazon App Store. You can sideload apps into the device, so all you need to do is enable unknown sources for installation, run the Amazon App Store .apk file, and you’re good to go. It’s that easy.

Are you guys installing Google Apps on your Kindle Fire or the Amazon App Store on your Nook Tablet? Let us know how it goes!

References

  1. Via XDA Developers
  2. Via Phandroid

Via: Android Central

Source: XDA Developers

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  • http://reverenddak.straycouches.com Reverend Dak

    You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.

    • Ringer4

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      • Wj

        A Mercedes blows a Honda out of the water too. But it’s twice the price.

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        aw, sumone mad cuz they overpaid. :(

        poor thing…

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        I’d give the Kindle Fire a try below you knock it. It’s not in the same category as the iPad 2 and is clearly worth the $200 price tag.

      • Camille

        Huh? How did ghetto get into the picture? Oh, I know, it’s just an expression, right? smh…

      • jimdandy

        @Ringer4 you sir are an ignorant turd

      • Evan Ryan

        Ipad 2 is for apple fanboys. nothing special about them. old technology.
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  • charliethesuperturtle
    • pimpin pimpin

      Reverend DakGuest said, ” You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.”

      Can anyone verify this,,,,, is this true?????

  • pimpin pimpin

    (corrected)

    Reverend DakGuest said, ” You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.”

    Did he mean Google Apps, as in the “Android Market” or just general android apk’s. Which is it?
    and if it is the actual Android Market, Can anyone verify this,,,,, is this true?????

  • hurric

    wow this might just put me back on getting a fire again. Since I live in Canada and i don’t have any streaming thing anyways, but I absolutely needed the android market and google apps! damn….

  • Brad King

    Installed Amazon appstore on my Nook Tab, very easy. Easier than trying to put Android Market on it, still trying to figure that out. Getting a no device error.

  • PapaLos

    If the Fire ran Google apps (including the Market) out of the box, I’d forget the fact that it doesn’t have any upgradable memory.

    But no, we can’t ever have everything we want, can we?

  • Nguyen

    I rooted Kindle fire and followed strictly the guide to install Vending.apk (3.3.11). Everything is done well. However, I can not run Market because the error …process…

    BTW, I can not run Go Launcher EX also, when run it, the kindle fire is dead…

    Plz help

  • arnold

    I’ve loaded Amazon Market on my Nook and it works beautifully. There’s just a slight hassle of switching screens – from the B&N one to the other screen that shows all your sideloaded apps from Amazon. You have to do a search for Go Launcher (also installed). The only other really small complaint is that my personal background picture is zoomed in. I still want to install Android Market though w/o rooting with this 1 billion app deal they have. Hopefully someone figures that our to B&N gets wise and allows it to get an edge on Kindle. The only time i’ll root my Nook is when the warranty runs out.

  • marcustg

    I’m wait for the ICS hack to Fire..thats gonna be fun and useful!

  • Mykhaylo Tkachuk

    Mine is going to arrive next week, but I’ll definitely root it and maybe install Cyanogen mod. :)

  • pritams

    opensource..openworld..f**k apple

  • Michelle Lee

    Thanks for the post. Here’s a product with a powerful database in the cloud with ready-made apps. Just point-and-click to build your custom apps
    http://www.caspio.com/

  • Zero

    You don’t need to root or go through all this trouble to get apps from Google Play… http://www.freefireapps.net has quite a few popular apps on the website from GP to download right to the Kindle Fire. If there’s an app you don’t see just ask them.

  1. Reverend DakGuest 3 years ago

    You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.

    • pimpin pimpinGuest 3 years ago

      Reverend DakGuest said, ” You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.”

      Can anyone verify this,,,,, is this true?????

  2. pimpin pimpinGuest 3 years ago

    (corrected)

    Reverend DakGuest said, ” You can follow the instructions for the Kindle Fire and get Google Apps on the Nook Tablet. Not everything will work, because certain things need ROOT, and they haven’t figured out ROOT on the Nook yet.”

    Did he mean Google Apps, as in the “Android Market” or just general android apk’s. Which is it?
    and if it is the actual Android Market, Can anyone verify this,,,,, is this true?????

  3. hurricGuest 3 years ago

    wow this might just put me back on getting a fire again. Since I live in Canada and i don’t have any streaming thing anyways, but I absolutely needed the android market and google apps! damn….

  4. Brad KingGuest 3 years ago

    Installed Amazon appstore on my Nook Tab, very easy. Easier than trying to put Android Market on it, still trying to figure that out. Getting a no device error.

  5. If the Fire ran Google apps (including the Market) out of the box, I’d forget the fact that it doesn’t have any upgradable memory.

    But no, we can’t ever have everything we want, can we?

  6. NguyenGuest 3 years ago

    I rooted Kindle fire and followed strictly the guide to install Vending.apk (3.3.11). Everything is done well. However, I can not run Market because the error …process…

    BTW, I can not run Go Launcher EX also, when run it, the kindle fire is dead…

    Plz help

  7. arnoldGuest 3 years ago

    I’ve loaded Amazon Market on my Nook and it works beautifully. There’s just a slight hassle of switching screens – from the B&N one to the other screen that shows all your sideloaded apps from Amazon. You have to do a search for Go Launcher (also installed). The only other really small complaint is that my personal background picture is zoomed in. I still want to install Android Market though w/o rooting with this 1 billion app deal they have. Hopefully someone figures that our to B&N gets wise and allows it to get an edge on Kindle. The only time i’ll root my Nook is when the warranty runs out.

  8. I’m wait for the ICS hack to Fire..thats gonna be fun and useful!

  9. Mine is going to arrive next week, but I’ll definitely root it and maybe install Cyanogen mod. :)

  10. opensource..openworld..f**k apple

  11. Michelle LeeGuest 3 years ago

    Thanks for the post. Here’s a product with a powerful database in the cloud with ready-made apps. Just point-and-click to build your custom apps
    http://www.caspio.com/

  12. ZeroGuest 3 years ago

    You don’t need to root or go through all this trouble to get apps from Google Play… http://www.freefireapps.net has quite a few popular apps on the website from GP to download right to the Kindle Fire. If there’s an app you don’t see just ask them.