Friday, November 11, 2011

Kindle Fire Disables Some Android APIs

The Amazon Kindle Fire apparently does not support some application program interfaces used by other Android devices, meaning some Android apps won't run on the Kindle Fire. Though most consumers won't care, the "fragmentation" many observers see in the Android ecosystem illustrates the complicated nature of "openness" in software platforms these days.

It appears almost no platform is completely open, or completely closed. Amazon Kindle Fire disables some APIs

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