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Turning a Kindle Fire HD Into a Power Tablet 81

jfruh writes "The Kindle Fire HD is in theory a powerful device at a reasonable price — but its Android-based OS is so oriented towards Amazon's ecosystem that it can be tricky to unlock its full potential. Still, with a little savvy you can get underneath the covers, improving battery life, getting full access to cameras and other devices, and even listening to music you've purchased through iTunes."
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Turning a Kindle Fire HD Into a Power Tablet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:19PM (#42872157)
    Well, if you've got the coin to blow an additional 30% to make a point... certainly go for it. For everyone else, there's this.
  • by ckblackm ( 1137057 ) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:28PM (#42872251)
    If you've got the money, then by all means... the Nexus 10 has better specs... but if money isn't so easy to come by.. you buy what you can afford.. and then use nice articles like this to make your experience more enjoyable.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:31PM (#42872311)

    Or just install this in your micro-sd slot and reboot.....

  • by ckblackm ( 1137057 ) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:32PM (#42872317)
    That's ridiculous. YMMV, but I set a budget, saved up my money a little bit at a time, and bought what I could afford. Just because someone can't buy the best thing out there, it doesn't mean they should go without. What it does mean, is that one should temper their expectations and not complain if their choice doesn't perform like the best thing out there.
  • by SketchOfNight ( 1010207 ) on Tuesday February 12, 2013 @12:47PM (#42872489)

    I've already read through two books on my Nexus 7, so I can tell you from experience it functions just fine as an eReader. I'm not sure what you're getting at in terms of screen differences, because they have identical resolutions (and PPI).. Even the Color Gamut is identical, though the red range is superior on the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD does better with greens and yellows.

    The only real noticable difference between the two screens is factory calibration and range of brightness, and it's minor. You may subconsciously perceive the Fire HD's screen as superior because it as touted as a "media device", but try a head-to-head comparison. You've been bamboozled if you think the Kindle Fire HD is far superior as a display.

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