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Kindle Fire blocks install of Firefox for Android tablet; how can I get it?

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RECEIVED EMAIL 12/21/11, ADVISING NEW FIREFOX FOR KINDLE FIRE. TRIED TO INSTALL WITH EMAIL LINK. KINDLE FIRE BLOCKED INSTALLATION.TRIED TO INSTALL DIRECTLY FROM MOZILLA WEB SITE USING KINDLE BROWSER; GOT MESSAGE "NO ANDROID DEVICES FOUND". MOZILLA WEB LISTS KINDLE FIRE AS A TESTED, SUPPORTED DEVICE FOR FIREFOX TABLET BROWSER.

HOW CAN I GET SUCCESSFUL INSTALL ON KINDLE FIRE?

@bellsouth.net

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Hi,

I'm sorry you had this issue, following is a direct link, but note that you may not receive update notices in the future so you'll have to keep Firefox up-to-date manually. http://bit.ly/fennecftp

There is work in progress to make Firefox mobile available in the amazon app store, see bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=690791

Thanks, Michelle

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the-edmeister
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Did you get the Kindle Firefox 6.2.1 update that was sent yesterday?

http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/234809/kindle-fire-and-nook-tablet-both-get-upgraded-reduced-functionality

mluna
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Hi,

I'm sorry you had this issue, following is a direct link, but note that you may not receive update notices in the future so you'll have to keep Firefox up-to-date manually. http://bit.ly/fennecftp

There is work in progress to make Firefox mobile available in the amazon app store, see bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=690791

Thanks, Michelle

James
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Hmm still not listed in http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/ref=topnav_storetab_mas?ie=UTF8&node=2350149011

James
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Now it is listed on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Mozilla-Firefox/dp/B006PKXE3E/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&s=mobile-apps&qid=1324760124&sr=1-26

tlongman 0 solutions 2 answers

This solution doesn't work. It gets a blank web page that says "no text on this page". Bummer.

Tom

Everybody seems to have a way to get FireFox on Kindle Fire, but I have yet to find a scheme that works.

kbrosnan
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Firefox is no longer in the Amazon market due to Amazon modifying the binary we gave to them. It may be possible to install Firefox using the direct from the ftp link at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android#Download_Firefox_for_Android

Whitebuck 0 solutions 5 answers

Hello Michelle

It says the bug was resolved, but it's still not in the Amazon App Store for installing on my Kindle Fire. When does Mozilla anticipate Firefox Mobile will be available through the Amazon app store? Can't wait to sync with my Mac Desktop FF.

Thanks, Whitebuck - Apr-10-2012

Whitebuck 0 solutions 5 answers

I just noticed most of these replies are from 3 months ago, there's something seriously wrong with this Mozilla! Letting this problem escape resolution is very unprofessional and inept! "Very Disappointing!" There is no way to install Firefox Mobile on Kindle Fire. Apr-10-2012

Modified by Whitebuck