I love Amazon's bargain tablets, they are a cheap Android device with heavy integration into Amazon. I ignore the shopping and love the Prime Video. Installing Google Play store gives me access to all the stuff Amazon doesn't provide: Gmail, Chrome and thousands of Android apps.
The process is very simple and only requires you download and permit four .apks to install (all files come from APK Mirror):
You will have to permit the files to be installed as Amazon doesn't love Google as a source.
This is my fourth such Amazon tablet and I have never had an issue with Amazon trying to block this activity.
The new Amazon Fire HD 10 has some decent CPU and memory upgrades. I am trying it out this week and will review soon. Thus far, its the same as the old one but faster and with a slightly better screen.
[My EFF colleague Bill Budington has a fantastic report on all the ways that Ring surveils its own customers. Caveat emptor, indeed. -Cory] Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
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