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Could Apple learn anything about the iPad from Amazon Kindle Fire?

September 29, 2011  |  iPad News  |  Share

Amazon Kindle Fire Event

Wednesday for a very busy day for both Amazon and a thousands of tech enthusiasts and tech bloggers around the world. The Amazon Kindle is one of the best, powerful, and inexpensive Android tablets out there. There is one rumor about the low cost of the tablet that Amazon has not actually tied up with Google for the Android distribution on the Kindle Fire, may be to avoid the huge payment of royalty to Microsoft for every Android device sold. But then, that has nothing to do with this story.

So what exactly has Apple to learn from Amazon? The Kindle Fire is a good tablet, but it definitely cant be another iPad, for sure. But it has one particular thing that Apple has to get, or do about the iPad. PC Magazine’s Sascha Segan had an interesting conversation with Jon Jenkins, the director of Amazon’s Silk browser project. They had a great talk, and in between that, Jon said something about rooting, which is jailbreaking in Android terms, that definitely will make hackers the most happiest men on Earth.

“Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet has a great user interface, but many of our readers already want to get rid of it. That’s OK. Amazon isn’t doing anything special to prevent techies from “rooting” and rewriting the software on its powerful yet inexpensive new tablet. “It’s going to get rooted, and what you do after you root it is up to you,” Jenkins said.”

That is something awesome. He also said that Amazon is not helping hackers in rooting the Android tablet, but the company isn’t just trying hard, or even trying to stop them from rooting. And dont you think that is just what we need?

What if Apple does the same about the iPad? Will it let jailbreakers jailbreak the tablet? Hackers dont expect Apple to help them in jailbreaking, they just dont want Apple to try to stop them from doing so.


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