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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Android 4.1 OS Ported Into Amazon Kindle Fire


Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS
Jelly Bean Android 4.1
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The Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS was ported recently into an Amazon Kindle Fire by a developer named Hashcode over at the XDA Developers forum.

Although the initial build has a number of issues it has aroused the interest of a number of Amazon Kindle Fire owners since it would bring the features of the latest version of the Android OS into the popular tablet offering of Amazon. Among the issues that affected the initial Android 4.1 OS build affected Wi-Fi connectivity, performance, and the HD codecs.

Despite the risk of turning the Amazon Kindle Fire into a $200 paperweight, the lure of being able to use the features offered by the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS into their devices has made the idea appealing to owners of the device. Among the possible features that may come with the Android 4.1 OS porting into the Amazon Kindle Fire is the user interface similar to the one used on the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the opportunity of accessing the Google Play Store without being limited to the Amazon Store.

However it is important to take into consideration the fact that porting the Android 4.1 OS into the Amazon Kindle Fire will void the warranty of the device since it will violate the Terms of Services set by Amazon for the tablet. This means that if the porting is unsuccessful resulting to the bricking of the device, the users will not be able to request for help from the customer support services of the company.

But a life without risks can be a bit boring so some owners of the Amazon Kindle Fire may try to bring the Android 4.1 OS into their devices although they should make sure that they have some experience in the porting process of devices to minimize the risk to a certain degree.

All the relevant information on bringing the Android 4.1 OS into the Amazon Kindle Fire can be found at the XDA Developers forum.



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