Amazon Kindle Fire Gets Android 4.1.1 Port, Becomes An (Inferior) Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 was made to directly compete with tablets like the Kindle Fire. the 7″ form factor and incredibly low price was exactly what Google was going for, but unlike with the Kindle Fire, they didn’t skimp on internals. But what if you already bought a Kindle Fire, and can’t buy a Nexus 7? Developers to the rescue!

Jelly Bean 4.1.1, the same build that is on the N7, has been ported to the Kindle Fire. It’s a beta ROM, so things might be broken, and it’s running on inferior hardware, so it won’t be as fast, but this is as close as you can get to the Nexus 7 experience on your Kindle Fire. And I’m sure it’ll be a lot more useful than the stock software Amazon made.

Hit the source link to XDA to check out the ROM. Wifi works, and that’s a big thing, but it isn’t fully working. Also, the standard disclaimer apples: Flash at your own risk, no one at DroidDog or XDA is responsible for any possible damages, just be careful and read well. But most of all, enjoy!

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