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Amazon Fire TV sideloaded apps now visible in the main menu

Amazon is gradually rolling out an update to its Fire TV products that brings a few new features and updates Fire OS to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Among other things, Fire OS 5 adds support for Alexa voice commands if you’re using a voice remote, brings Amazon Prime Stations to the music section, and lets you […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 won’t support side-loaded Android apps

With the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, RIM made it possible to run thousands of Android apps on the company’s 7 inch tablet. That dramatically increases the number of apps available for the tablet, since there are far more apps developed for Android than for the PlayBook OS. Right now there are two ways […]

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Sideload apps on a NOOK Tablet with OS 1.4.1 (no root required)

Update: It’s also now possible to upgrade from OS 1.4.0 to B&N NOOK Tablet OS 1.4.1 while rooting the tablet.  The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is designed to let you download and install third party apps from the B&N shop, but shortly after the tablet was released users noticed that they could also install […]

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How to sideload Android apps to BlackBerry PlayBook (rooted)

If you’ve already rooted your BlackBerry PlayBook, you may have encountered a screen like the one above. Unlike a run-of-the-mill Android tablet, there’s no box to check that lets you install Android apps from “unknown sources.” Instead, you can install Android apps that have been converted to BlackBerry PlayBook apps by downloading them from the […]