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using an Amazon Fire tablet in Thailand , any problems ?

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the Amazon fire tablets have been pretty cheap this Holiday season in the US , below $30 at times for the 7 inch tablet  ,

 

yes they are not as good as a $100-$300 tablet , but they are much better than the no-name Chinese tablets,

 

Anyway are there any problems using them in Thai ,   yes you can put Google play store on it , but its not on it out of the box ,

 

Just wondering if it works in Thai , or if at times it defaults back to English  and becomes a problem (like if it was Chinese for us)

 

I was thinking of bringing a couple over for gifts ,  and just wondering how they worked for you  :)

 

thanks for your thoughts

 

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Not specifically Thailand but there were articles in the press today that Google is blocking many of it products, like You Tube from Amazon devices.  They have been in an ongoing dispute over usage issues and I guess it has now boiled over and gotten nasty.  You might find a "Fire" tablet unable to access some of the most popular programs and apps.

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10 hours ago, dddave said:

Not specifically Thailand but there were articles in the press today that Google is blocking many of it products, like You Tube from Amazon devices.  They have been in an ongoing dispute over usage issues and I guess it has now boiled over and gotten nasty.  You might find a "Fire" tablet unable to access some of the most popular programs and apps.

thanks , I will try and find that.......in fact it was just mentioned on the radio here !

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25 minutes ago, oldcarguy said:

thanks , I will try and find that.......in fact it was just mentioned on the radio here !

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/5/16738752/google-youtube-amazon-punishing-customers-feud

 

It's not really clear if Google is blocking all Amazon devices such as the Fire tablets or just "Fire TV" and "Echo"

 

The 8" Fire tablet is a great device for well under $100, too bad it might be too limited to be really useful.

No doubt the "Fire" hacking community will probably come up with some work-arounds pretty quickly but that will require a dose of tech savvy to make use of.

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I have a kindle and no problems. For thirty dollars you can't go too far wrong. 

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I have 5 Amazon tablets, an 8.9 4G, a Kindle Fire 7" and 3 Fire HD 7". The 3 Fire HD's are the newest bought in May 2016. The Kindle Fire 7" is the oldest bought in Feb 2014, the internal memory is full of kids games, still functions like new and is used mostly by my now 8-year-old, since it was new. It has to have close to 3000 hrs of use. The other tablets each have a few games but mostly educational or reference apps and are used to stream youtube and music videos by my 2 daughters and wife. I do know that my tablets do not have the Thai language included in the menu when you first set it up. I talked to tech support in the past about this and I was told Thai was scheduled to be included in future, unsure if it has been or not. But Thai can be added with downloads from the internet. 

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On 12/5/2017 at 6:14 AM, oldcarguy said:

Anyway are there any problems using them in Thai ,

I got a KINDLE, but I could not find THAI LANGUAGE on it, or do you mean THAILAND??????

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14 hours ago, sawadee1947 said:

I got a KINDLE, but I could not find THAI LANGUAGE on it, or do you mean THAILAND??????

probably a little of both , if it is Thai language ,

or because it is being used in Thailand some Amazon things are blocked.....

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