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Old 17-10-2015, 10:40   #1
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Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

Just joined, to ask the question in the subject.

If yes, this would be an extremely attractive hardware:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...daxq32015-9-20
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

If you can get Android Apps installed on the device it might work.

You should revert your question to the dedicated AOCPN forum here:
OpenCPN Android Forum - OpenCPN for Android Version 1
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

kindle has no gps .....
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Old 19-10-2015, 08:53   #4
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If you can get Android Apps installed on the device it might work.

You should revert your question to the dedicated AOCPN forum here:
OpenCPN Android Forum - OpenCPN for Android Version 1
Thanks, I did not know about that one. Will do.
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kindle has no gps .....
I don't care about GPS. My AIS sends out perfectly good GPS over wifi which I intend to use. If anything the kindle not having its own GPS chip is a good thing since will avoid any potential incompatibilities.
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

Instructions for running APK files on the Kindle fire can be found here.

Kindle Fire: How to Install APK Files
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Old 19-10-2015, 10:33   #7
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Instructions for running APK files on the Kindle fire can be found here.

Kindle Fire: How to Install APK Files

Yeah, I have seen similar instructions. These people might have gotten it from PCMag: How to Sideload an App Onto a Kindle Fire HDX | PCMag.com

But the instructions are for a different kindle; the one I am asking about did not even exist when these instructions (both) were written. And, in addition, several comments say they did not work.

So, I am wondering if opencpn works for THIS kindle (which seems much better than any older one).
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

I think no one has tried yet. Can you try it out and let us know?
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I think no one has tried yet. Can you try it out and let us know?
Well, I don't have a kindle and would buy it only for this purpose. If it does not work, it would be money down the drain.
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

There are tons of posts on how to get APKs or the Play Store running on Fire OS. It should be no different on this device as it runs Fire OS.

I would buy it and try it myself, but alas they won't ship it to Canada!
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Re: Does Android opencpn work on new Amazon kindle?

Hi...

For a low end tablet, you might consider:

Amazon.com : iRULU X1S 7" Google Android 4.4 Tablet, GMS Certified by Google, 1024*600 HD Resolution, Quad Core, 8GB Nand Flash - Black : Computers & Accessories

I have one. Works well. Virtually the same specs as Kindle.
Its really an Android device, so there is no question about compatibility.

IMHO, its a decent choice.
Unless, of course, you want a six-pack.

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Hi...

For a low end tablet, you might consider:

Amazon.com : iRULU X1S 7" Google Android 4.4 Tablet, GMS Certified by Google, 1024*600 HD Resolution, Quad Core, 8GB Nand Flash - Black : Computers & Accessories

I have one. Works well. Virtually the same specs as Kindle.
Its really an Android device, so there is no question about compatibility.

IMHO, its a decent choice.
Unless, of course, you want a six-pack.

Dave
Hm, looks indeed very interesting.

Just to confirm: you are running Opencpn on this and it works well?
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Mast....

yep.

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the amazon one has 1gb ram...
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Mast....

yep.

Dave
Amazing! Thanks for pointing this out.

Some googling found that there is even a 9" tablet from the same company:

http://www.amazon.com/IRULU-Touchscr...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Reviews on amazon are all over the place but at that price I am willing to take a gamble. So I just ordered one. I will report back how it goes
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