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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Chapter 18

Moving beyond Google

In This Chapter

arrow Finding out which features don’t work with Kindle

arrow Configuring and testing with an emulator

arrow Uploading your app to the Amazon store.

For Android, Google may be the biggest game in town — but it isn’t the only one. Because Google makes every release of Android open to the public via the Android Open Source Project, many companies produce their own, custom versions of the Android source code.

One version that you may be familiar with, Amazon, chose Android to run on its tablet, the Kindle Fire.

The Android-based Kindle can run apps with few or no modifications. It has no access to the Google Play Store, though, which means that if you want Kindle Fire users to be able to download your application, you have to publish your app to the Amazon Appstore for Android. In this chapter, you find out how to port your application to the Kindle Fire and then publish it via Amazon.

tip.eps One reason you may want to port to the Kindle Fire is to reach more users. But only you can decide whether the additional users you’ll acquire are worth the extra effort ...

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