I finally tossed my old home printer and replaced it with a new wireless Canon printer. Naturally, I thought it would be handy to set up my Kindle Fire HD to print wirelessly to the new printer. But a quick search of the Amazon App Store was disappointing. I know that Canon makes an android printing app, but it’s not offered by Amazon. This wasn’t the first time that this has happened and I decided it was time to add another android store app – 1mobile market. Here is all you need to do.
First, on your Kindle Fire HD go to Settings and Device and set “Allow Installation of Applications” to “YES”.
Next, start a browser on the Fire HD and navigate to http://www.1mobile.com.
Click on the picture of the phone & tablet.
Choose the tablet version. The file will be downloaded to your device. Choose to install it. And you are done.
I got my app for the Canon printer and was happy to have it. I know that some general android apps will not work on the Kindle Fire HD (especially those that depend on interacting with Google), but there are many more that work fine, but are not offered by Amazon or are not the latest versions available. Having the 1Mobile Market on your Kindle gives you more options.