Amazon admits you can't opt out of ads on new Kindle Fire
posted by Michael H. / Sep 07, 2012, 4:31 PM
Because of that, customers don't get as up in arms when Amazon does something like this. At least, the reaction is nowhere near what it would be if every Android device was suddenly ad-supported, or if the iPhone adopted live advertisement wallpapers. Of course, there are still those who don't like the ads everywhere, and there's bad news on that front.
There was some confusion at first, but Amazon has said definitively that there will not be any way to opt-out of the ads on the new Kindle Fire tablets. With the Kindle e-readers, there is an option to purchase a higher priced version without ads, but that option doesn't exist for the Fire tablets, and there will be no option like that for US customers.
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Yesterday I was glad I hadn't yet purchased a Nexus 7, because the Kindle HD 8.9 looked even better. Now once again the Nexus 7 is looking better. A commercial in the middle of a TV show is one thing, but I don't expect ads in the middle of reading a book. Of course, I imagine it won't be long before someone figures out how to root the new Kindles and installs ICS or JB.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 4:42 PM 3
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Actually according to Amazon customer service it comes with android 4.0 ICS.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 5:03 PM 0
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root it....unlock the bootloader and flash custom rom. done
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 8:32 PM 2
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Yep, that will take care of most ads. I dislike AMAZON appstore, only because they are slow at updating an app, but sometimes I get one that is free that would normally cost money on GOOGLE PLAY.
posted on Sep 07, 2012, 10:02 PM 0
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