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Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 29, 2022 12:39PM
It's a 8" (I think) HD tablet from 3 years ago, unopened. Heard of any good alternative uses?
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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 29, 2022 12:53PM
MrBig,

Depending on the version, you might be able to get a stand and use it in show mode and turn it into an Echo Show. I have one from a similar time frame and use it more as a show than I did as a tablet. Worked out nicely. It's still also more than capable to use as a dedicated e-reader.

Robert
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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 29, 2022 12:54PM
It could probably be used just fine as it was intended. Pretty sure it can be used as a regular android tablet



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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 29, 2022 01:01PM
Good as a Streaming TV viewer?

Been thinking about getting a cheap tablet for bath time reading. If I drop it and wet it, so what?



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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: Cary
Date: July 29, 2022 01:23PM
It's trivial to "jailbreak". You can install/run the Google Play store and Android apps that Amazon doesn't provide.
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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 29, 2022 01:54PM
What they said, plus keep an eye open for AMZ's best sales, Prime Day, BF, etc., and they'll give you (IIRC) $20 + 20% off another Fire/Echo device at those sale prices. You could score a bigger tablet for cheap, w/ its better watchability.
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Re: Repurpose an Amazon Fire tablet?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 29, 2022 02:14PM
Thanks, using as an Android tablet would be good.

If it takes video input, I would put it to use as a backup monitor for my vehicle.
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