If someone gets a new fire… if they want to try to shoe-horn in the Google Play store… .they can confirm compatibility…
Any suggestions on a good mounting solution?
BTW - does sideloading the ST app still work on the Fire Tablets?
Thanks @beckwith, I am embarrassed to say that I actually searched for those things and couldn’t find them. I feel like the most recent posts are never on the first page.
Don’t forget the $50/42 price is with advertising on the tablet, if you don’t want the ads you have to pay more.
I didn’t realize that! What kind of advertising is it?
Looks like just ads on the lock screen, have to pay an extra $15 per tablet to ‘disable’ them. With the six pack deal it still only works out to ~$59 per tablet after tax vs ~$45
Hey guys, before you guys go crazy with this tablet. Might want to wait just so we know it will work. Would be crappy not able to sideload stuffs because Amazon is also coming out with a new OS for this tablet. Heard really good review about the OS so chances are it will work but just in case. I told my wife i will probably get one first for my “daughter”.
No need to try and install Google. Just put in 1 mobile market. And YES ST app works fine on Kindle, Kindle hd, Kindle hdx and Fire phone. So I see no reason why it wouldn’t work on these.
As far as smart tiles I am just assuming it will work. I see 1000 people mentioning smart tiles, but have not gone digging in the abyss to actually try and find the app to use it.
Kindle has a browser and SmartTiles should work with any modern browser.
You should try it. ST is not complete until you have Amazon Echo and SmartTiles. It’s that good.
The advertising is nothing. It is just that you can’t have a picture of your kids or pet on your lock screen. You instead get an ad for the newest Amazon Prime TV show, or the deal of the day, or Blu-ray release etc.
To be honest ,I don’t even notice them. No different than the carrier splash screen that every carrier puts on the phone or tablet you buy from them.
Would there be a way to have the screen turn on based on a motion sensor?
(I actually have a Windows 10 tablet I was going to play around with as a dedicated mounted control device…)
If you read up a few posts you will see suggestions for motion detection apps to turn on tablet.
For me it is not worth it when u can get a new nexus 7 on Amazon for 150 and can root it and it has qi wireless charging built in.
Not sure why you would need to root a Nexus to use it as a ST control panel .If you want to spend $150 , that is your choice. At $42 each you could put panels in 3 rooms instead of one
Need root to get tap to unlock. The ones without a custom kernel actually run all the time and suck battery. U don’t want yo have to push the power button on a hone dashboard to get the screen to light up out of sleep