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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Fire HD 8 $20 off

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Fire HD 8 $20 off

Just saw amazon fire HD 8" 16g on sale for 20 dollars off making it $79. Seems like a pretty good deal.

https://www.amazon.ca/Fire-HD-Tablet-Di ... dpSrc=srch
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What's better? Fire 8 at 80$ or Fire 7 at 50$. The only difference I see is size and stereo speakers. Not really sure if that's worth 30$ more. Capacity is a bit higher, but 8 gb is negligible since I'm getting an SD card with it also.
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and $10 off for the 7"
$49.99

I have the HD 8
followed the online guide to get google play on it and the installed nova launcher prime
no issues for the month I've had it
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Just saw this too. Great deal for someone like me who occasionally wants a tablet for convenience but not anywhere near willing to spend a fortune.

Note that you'll probably want to go through the modest hassle of installing Google play store and installing or sideloading YouTube.
In the US, it comes in two versions: "with special offers" (meaning it shows you ads on lock screen/notifications) and without. Assuming this is without, at ~$65 USD, this might be the best price in either country, ever.
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John8graz wrote: What's the OS for the amazon fire?
Amazon's own modified version of Android. Comes with Amazon's App store, not the Google Play store.
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I see.Can so install google play and apk files on it?
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would this be an upgrade from the nexus 7 gen 2?
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magic18 wrote: Still waiting for the HD 10
Me too but this is tempting.

I only hate that the tempered glass and case is so expensive. I guess i better start looking on aliexpress now.
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Fightguard wrote: and $10 off for the 7"
$49.99

I have the HD 8
followed the online guide to get google play on it and the installed nova launcher prime
no issues for the month I've had it
does your nova launcher really work? everytime i hit home it goes back to amazon desktop and forces reloading of nova... read through some forums and seems thats the best it can do. Wouldn't call that no issue
Also not understanding all the praise with the speaker... its nowhere near loud enough. Literally every single device I have in my house that outputs sound is louder than the HD8. I really wanna like it, especially for the price... and if the speakers were better I really would. But it doesn't have the power to be anything other than a good affordable media consumption device, yet that speaker is not useful anywhere outside of a completely silent environment.
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Pulled the plug, used 5$ off app sign in credit aswell :)
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Thanks OP! Bought one. Was looking for a cheap tablet to read ebooks on from my library. And I had a $10 giftcard. So $70 for an 8" tablet is great for me. Nothing even close.
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Bought it this morning and it NOW drops in price. Thanks OP. Cancelled my other order and reordered this for cheaper.
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chun_man17 wrote: does your nova launcher really work? everytime i hit home it goes back to amazon desktop and forces reloading of nova... read through some forums and seems thats the best it can do. Wouldn't call that no issue
Never had to reload nova once...I'm using the paid version of nova prime. Not sure if that would make a difference.
However, when getting to the home screen, the Amazon version does appear for a split second before nova kicks in again. If that's what people are experiencing then that is a non issue for me, doesn't bother me...I also read others having issues with the Gmail app closing on them but I use it daily that hasn't happened to me once.
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Been looking to pull the trigger on one of these for the past few weeks. Figured it would go on sale again soon. Thanks OP!
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I've got one. Weirdest thing for me was that you can't activate it without giving Amazon your credit card info. Excuse me?? They are making it easier for them to charge you for things you might accidentally click on. Sneaky.

As far as apps go I have not tried to jump through the hoops for side-loading, but the Amazon app store is very basic with skimpy inventory. Half the apps I tried to find are not there.

On a positive note it has a nice screen and sound, and the camera is ok.
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GavinCampbell wrote: Bought it this morning and it NOW drops in price. Thanks OP. Cancelled my other order and reordered this for cheaper.
I bought 2 a week ago, for the kids to use during a march road trip. Damnit. Does Amazon offer Price protection?

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