Dieter Bohn:

So if you want to install Android apps on the Kindle Fire that aren’t included in the Amazon App Store, you have two options: hunting down the apk file and sideloading via your computer or rooting the device entirely. If you want to browse the Android Market on the web from a stock Kindle Fire, you’re basically out of luck.

Interesting, I wonder if this will have any anti-competitive repercussions. I see the logic in doing this — the device doesn’t support these apps so Amazon is trying to help you — but I can think of at least three better ways to implement this “feature” that wouldn’t force you to the Amazon store.

Posted by Ben Brooks