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Why not Kindle Fire?

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I read on CNN that a new Firefox browser is available. So I went to mozilla.com and the download link took me to Google Play... dead end :-( Fortunately there is download available for all apps Index of /pub/mozilla.org/mobile/releases I downloaded the latest Firefox 14 mobile version and it works well with some nice new features. Why is it not officially available for Kindle Fire?

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Hi,

Thanks for using the new Firefox for android! Unfortunately, the Amazon app store requires that Firefox include additional software to be in the Amazon app store. So, we removed it from the store until we can resolve the issue.

So, we do officially support Kindle Fire, but we need to resolve the problem with the app store before we make it available there.

Thanks, Michelle

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Hi,

Thanks for using the new Firefox for android! Unfortunately, the Amazon app store requires that Firefox include additional software to be in the Amazon app store. So, we removed it from the store until we can resolve the issue.

So, we do officially support Kindle Fire, but we need to resolve the problem with the app store before we make it available there.

Thanks, Michelle

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Michelle,

Thanks for the response. It would be nice if you provided a link to the .apk file. However, I guess that might make the Google-gods angry :-)

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Hi, Thanks for mentioning this, I was wondering if you found the link in an article or elsewhere. The following article has a link to the FTP site with the .apk file.

Install Firefox on an Android device using Google Play

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It's interesting that there is no mention of compatibility with Kindle Fire, pro or con. I have made Firefox my default browser on Kindle Fire just as I do with my desktop.

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For the record, I have installed Firefox on my Kindle Fire, and it is SO much better than Silk! Install and enjoy!

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please tell me how you did this. f3barker@gmail.com

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I guess you missed the hyperlink that mluna posted about installing Firefox.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/download-and-install-firefox-android