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23-08-2017, 22:52   #181
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Amazon Fire 7 Alexa 7 Inch 8GB Tablet - Black. 707/4534

€39.99

Anyone have opinions on this? Would but it literally just for Netflix and mobdro if it is an android?
Good tablet at a cracker price.

Battery life is decent and storage is 8GB but expandable via microSD.

It is android however amazon has their own limited FireOS on it, however there are simple ways to install the Play Store on it which opens it up to any app you want.

You can also install APK's on it, just check "allow from unknown sources" in the security settings.

To be honest, at the price its worth it.
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Good tablet at a cracker price.

Battery life is decent and storage is 8GB but expandable via microSD.

It is android however amazon has their own limited FireOS on it, however there are simple ways to install the Play Store on it which opens it up to any app you want.

You can also install APK's on it, just check "allow from unknown sources" in the security settings.

To be honest, at the price its worth it.
I've ordered one of these! For 40 bucks, you can't go wrong!

I seem to remember people putting vanilla android on these when they first came out years ago! Is that something that can still be done?
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Where did you get it? It says "orderable" for the 3 limerick stores but when I went to reserve I got an "out of stock" message.
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Where did you get it? It says "orderable" for the 3 limerick stores but when I went to reserve I got an "out of stock" message.
I couldn't get it to work at Childers, but it worked at Crescent for me!
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Cheers I'll focus on there then!
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Managed to reserve one in Cruises St. Does this one come with "special offers" (ads) do we know? I remember when I got a Kindle from Argos the trick was to contact Amazon support and complain that it wasn't advertised and get the special offers removed for free!!
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Reading the reviews over at Argos.co.uk it seems it does indeed come with "special offers".
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Reading the reviews over at Argos.co.uk it seems it does indeed come with "special offers".
I'm sure there'll be a way to opt out or pay up the difference or something!
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I think the last time, if you get on to Amazon saying that it wasn't stated there would be ads and that the tablet is for your child, they will remove them free of charge.
I think it depends on the customer service agent you get though.
Failing that, you can pay an extra tenner to have them removed.

Honestly though, the ads aren't even that intrusive.
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Feck's sake. Got up early this morning and walked into the city centre to collect my tablet only to be greeted with this sign (see attachment).

Waited a half hour and no sign of the place opening.
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Feck's sake. Got up early this morning and walked into the city centre to collect my tablet only to be greeted with this sign (see attachment).

Waited a half hour and no sign of the place opening.
Are they all closed, I wonder?
Mine is ready to pick up at the crescent store!
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Went back at 11 and they were open thankfully.

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I seem to remember people putting vanilla android on these when they first came out years ago! Is that something that can still be done?
My device came with FireOS 5.3.3.0 which I don't think has been hacked yet. Definitely don't update.

I did find this however:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/ama...moval-t3641151
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Thanks, I won't update it so.
Wanna get a proper ROM onto the thing
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Went back at 11 and they were open thankfully.



My device came with FireOS 5.3.3.0 which I don't think has been hacked yet. Definitely don't update.

I did find this however:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/ama...moval-t3641151
https://forum.xda-developers.com/ama...-fire-t3486603
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Think poor TheDriver needs to change her name to "No Chat in This Thread". There should be a swear jar type thing where people buy her a pint when they post chat in the no chat thread.
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