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Amazon Fire 7

bj43cj47

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#1
Hi all,

Merry Christmas. Hope this post is okay on this forum. I've been given an Amazon 7 for a prezzie. Now hoping to become au fait with it, but whizz-kid I am not. But does anyone know if, having downloaded OS maps which show all roads etc, but not walking paths/routes crossing moors fields etc etc, if it's possible to find an app that will allow this, free or otherwise?
I know this is possible on smart phones, where a route can be planned, or even automatically recorded whilst walking & then saved. To be able to do likewise on this tablet would be the bees-knees.

Thanks in anticipation.
 

KenB

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#2
Hi bj,

I have had a quick look - and it seems that Amazon use their own OS with the Fire 7 - similar to Android but with differences.
See here - click here
I think you may be limited to Amazon App Store.
 

KenB

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I may have jumped the gun a little bj .....
All the apps you’ll run on a Fire tablet are Android apps, too.
If this is the case you can locate an Android App [ software designed for Google machines ] it may run on your machine.

Take a look here - click here - It may be worth a couple of pounds to see if the OS maps work on your machine :)

These OS maps cover a limited area - you have to buy further maps of different areas if you wish to expand
 

bj43cj47

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Actually Ken, that would suite me perfectly, as I don't need the entire UK covered, just Yorkshire, West & North, those are the area's that my walking group covers, which are vast. Being a re-located Lancastrian, there's a lot of fabulous scenery that I need to explore.

Thanks for your help.
 

bj43cj47

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Hi KenB,

Not had the chance to try your solution yet, been very busy, don't know how I found the time to go to work!! Will post up when tried.

Edit. Having come back to the forum to post the above, I couldn't login, my shortcut showed site unavailable. Going through Google still gave site unavailable, I had to cache it to get on the forum. Logged in etc, ticked box to stay logged, came out & tried to go straight back in, same scenario? I've recently had a few problems with Kaspersky Security, but all seems fine now, but I had to re-install Adblock Plus. All my other shortcuts are working as per normal, except PC help? Is there a problem with the site, or is it the Adblock Plus, even though it has always been on my laptop.
 
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Starbuck

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Ken's right.
The address did change a while back, the .co.uk domain was kept and redirected to the .uk domain.
Seems the .co.uk domain has now expired.... so only the .uk domain works now.
 

bj43cj47

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Sorted, for a while there I thought I'd lost my first "port of call" for PC problem solving.
@KenB, hence my reason to send you a PM as I couldn't access the site.