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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by has been, Dec 29, 2012.

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    apps such as 'torque' or interfacing with the Prius in any way?
    Music, movies to the backseat, etc?
     
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    Unfortunately, the Kindle Fire marketplace does not offer the Torque App. I have the 8.9", it's really nice. I do however dislike the limited market of apps. I have not decided to root the device, as is it suits my needs as is! With my Amazon Prime account, I have tons of free stuff to watch! That's the reason I went Kindle. For viewing videos, it rocks!
     
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    tks KK6PD
    So is the problem (with this device) that the app is not available from Amazon or it won't run on device?
    Android system should run Android apps I thought.
    Maybe it can be d'loaded to pc then to device.
    Just trying to decide weather to keep this device or not.
     
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    I am defiantly keeping my Kindle. It offers so much that the loss of the Torque app is not a problem. I actually bought a used 7" tablet just to run torque. That works perfect, best part, $75 on ebay! The Kindle is to be used for work, and other projects! I got the wife a HP 1104 mini book. It is really a nice 7" laptop!
    The trick is how to download Torque, and then stick it on the Kindle!
     
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    Just got a response from Amazon support today.
    Gonna try their explanation of installing an app not available on Amazon Appstore.
    We'll see how it goes and advise.
     
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    appreciate the effort but just did a tablet swap
    should be ok now for what I'm looking for
    KFHD is a fabulous device but i can get to amazon easy enough and often enough without it
    have media devices at home for streaming
    last book i read was 'bored of the rings' in the 70's
    although my recall is not strong, I think
    i'm so shallow and almost totally devoid of culture due to the fact that i don't read much
    maybe a golf article or technical manual from time to time
    got all i needed during that 7 years in high school

    tks for the input and Happy New Year
     
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