Amazon Fire 7 inch tablet £39.95 with 2yr guarantee John Lewis
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Amazon Fire 7 inch tablet £39.95 with 2yr guarantee John Lewis

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Found 23rd May 2016
John Lewis are price matching tesco on the Amazon fire 7 inch tablet. Difference is the 2 yr guarantee you get with John Lewis, price covers all colours.

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Are these any good or would a android tablet be better for the kids ?

Hot from me. Looks nice. Just checked the Amazon app store and there appears to be a decent amount of free apps for it of all varieties.

My other half has a iPad 2 runs terrible so I'm looking to replace it with something it's just for Internet browsing and one game he plays is clash Royal wonder if it will b suitable good price

Great thanks, we're spoilt for choice of retailers, but I've just bought from John Lewis for the 2 year guarantee.

Hot from me. Looks nice. Just checked the Amazon app store and there … Hot from me. Looks nice. Just checked the Amazon app store and there appears to be a decent amount of free apps for it of all varieties.



You can pretty easily get the Google play store up and running on these!

howtogeek.com/232…et/

Edited by: "bo9dster007" 23rd May 2016

ashtad

Are these any good or would a android tablet be better for the kids ?



​depends how old your kids are. i have a 5 year old who can navigate it but my 2 year old (almost 3) struggles a bit with the menus.

firstly - yes its easy enough to get the play store installed.

but - amazon claims to have a built in 'kids mode'...and they do...but you cant get play store apps into it..which limits your ability to use the tablet for younger children. it will only recognise apps bought on the amazon appstore.

the reason you might want to lock it down is this , it functions like an android tablet, and the main app screen looks like an android tablet, but the other home screens (video, music, books) show your own content and a selection of content amazon are trying to sell you. in fact on these screens your own content is seldom more that 25% of what is visible. if a younger child went mad on a fire tablet without it being locked down properly they could cost you a fortune. also, if i was buying one for myself, i just couldnt cope with thise advert pages in my way all the time.

i have play store on my kindle fire hd but recently has had problems with Google play services which is a pain in the backside and you have to disable it. i have been thinking of flashing to cm rom but not got round to it as it functions well as it is using games bought from humble bundle and those already downloaded from amazon and google stores. the sound is awesome and wifi strong so is my usual train watching downloaded movies device

My 2 kids have these and are constantly having to delete apps and games. The storage is awful even with a micro sd loaded.

My 2 kids have these and are constantly having to delete apps and games. … My 2 kids have these and are constantly having to delete apps and games. The storage is awful even with a micro sd loaded.


Really cant you set the micro sd as default storage ?

Really cant you set the micro sd as default storage ?


Only works on some stuff. The majority of the kids stuff is internal storage.

Heat

Really cant you set the micro sd as default storage ?



No, the problem is if you use the built-in Fire parental profile, then each kid will have their own virtual storage which cannot be mapped to the SD card. I had the same problem, even with ES Explorer to create symbolic link it wouldn't work as Fire would ignore the link. Even after rooted the device, Fire would not allow kids profile from running other apps to do remapping of the SD card storage.

At the end I had to remove the kids profile and nicely asked my two boys to share single profile and use the internal alarm clock as a reminder of the daily screen time limit we had previously agreed.

These tablets are fantastic i have 1 and my 21 month old son has one and he can easily use it and navigate around the menus and games he wants

No, the problem is if you use the built-in Fire parental profile, then … No, the problem is if you use the built-in Fire parental profile, then each kid will have their own virtual storage which cannot be mapped to the SD card. I had the same problem, even with ES Explorer to create symbolic link it wouldn't work as Fire would ignore the link. Even after rooted the device, Fire would not allow kids profile from running other apps to do remapping of the SD card storage.At the end I had to remove the kids profile and nicely asked my two boys to share single profile and use the internal alarm clock as a reminder of the daily screen time limit we had previously agreed.


I was worried that this might be the case (from previous experience with Nook tablet). SD card storage vital for music and videos but you're going to fill up the built-in storage very quickly with apps.

Worth noting that 16Gb ones are available for £10 more at JL and Amazon. And note that if buying from Amazon you get £2 digital credit.

Very tempted though still - will pay for itself in one plane journey.

Q: when these are converted from 'shopping aid' to tablet, does it screw the warranty?

the fire will do just fine, sell the ipad and have some change left over for another fire.

sammyjc71

My other half has a iPad 2 runs terrible so I'm looking to replace it … My other half has a iPad 2 runs terrible so I'm looking to replace it with something it's just for Internet browsing and one game he plays is clash Royal wonder if it will b suitable good price



​​​the fire will do just fine, sell the ipad and have some change left over for another fire.

Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the adverts for free............:)

Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the … Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the adverts for free............:)


How they do this

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/remove-kindle-fire-ads-for-free-1736185


Great thanks

​​​the fire will do just fine, sell the ipad and have some change left ove … ​​​the fire will do just fine, sell the ipad and have some change left over for another fire.


Really I don't want him moaning but the lag on iPad is crazy il get him one then should I get a sad card also will he be able to get that game do u know ? Thanks x

I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 year warranty under European law?

sammyjc71

Really I don't want him moaning but the lag on iPad is crazy il get him … Really I don't want him moaning but the lag on iPad is crazy il get him one then should I get a sad card also will he be able to get that game do u know ? Thanks x



​just checked amazon apps not there, you would have to install Google playstore manually if your happy doing that. I bought my twins boys from argos eBay lenovo a7, 49 quid plays everything!!!

I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 … I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 year warranty under European law?



They do, so JL offer nothing anywhere else does, but JL is good for TV's and the 5years
Edited by: "haritori" 23rd May 2016

​just checked amazon apps not there, you would have to install Google p … ​just checked amazon apps not there, you would have to install Google playstore manually if your happy doing that. I bought my twins boys from argos eBay lenovo a7, 49 quid plays everything!!!


Cheers for the info much appreciated

Is it worth getting the 16GB version? Or will this be as good with a sd card? Thanx

​just checked amazon apps not there, you would have to install Google p … ​just checked amazon apps not there, you would have to install Google playstore manually if your happy doing that. I bought my twins boys from argos eBay lenovo a7, 49 quid plays everything!!!



Grrrrr! - 'you're', or more correctly 'you are' NOT 'your' - please. He doesn't own a "happy". It's your native language. Thxs. I suppose I'd better hide now?


Edited by: "Loathecliff" 23rd May 2016

These tablets are fantastic i have 1 and my 21 month old son has one and … These tablets are fantastic i have 1 and my 21 month old son has one and he can easily use it and navigate around the menus and games he wants


I took my 20 month old out last week for his first driving lesson. Beat that.:p

I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 … I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 year warranty under European law?



You have 6 years in the UK to make a claim for faulty goods under the sale of goods act, because this is longer than the EU 2 year guarantee the EU's law does not apply.

I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 … I do rate John Lewis highly but am sure ALL electrical items carry a 2 year warranty under European law?



Really? Would that include external hard drives? Two of my Toshibas have stopped working after 13 months but well under two years.

As I type, you can get the 16GB version (in blue only) at Argos for £40. Maybe the JL extra year's warranty is better though (even if it means getting a bigger SD card)?
Edited by: "david1274" 24th May 2016

nodoshtosh

Is it worth getting the 16GB version? Or will this be as good with a sd … Is it worth getting the 16GB version? Or will this be as good with a sd card? Thanx



If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you are going to run out of space on the internal storage quite quickly on the 8GB version.

If you don't care about the colour, right now the blue 16GB version is available at Argos for the same price as the John Lewis 8GB version:
argos.co.uk/sta…htm



Edited by: "m00head" 24th May 2016

If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you … If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you are going to run out of space on the internal storage quite quickly on the 8GB version.If you don't care about the colour, right now the blue 16GB version is available at Argos for the same price as the John Lewis 8GB version:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5433342.htm



yep, but that extra year's warranty might come in handy

If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you … If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you are going to run out of space on the internal storage quite quickly on the 8GB version.If you don't care about the colour, right now the blue 16GB version is available at Argos for the same price as the John Lewis 8GB version:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5433342.htm


Great spot - possibly worth its own post. Have ordered for delivery tomorrow (holiday on Sat!).

And don't forget TCB 1% (not sure about Quidco).

If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you … If you install a lot of apps that can't be moved to the SD card, then you are going to run out of space on the internal storage quite quickly on the 8GB version.If you don't care about the colour, right now the blue 16GB version is available at Argos for the same price as the John Lewis 8GB version:http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5433342.htm



Thanks for the advice & the heads up for Argos. Much appreciated

waysan

I was worried that this might be the case (from previous experience with … I was worried that this might be the case (from previous experience with Nook tablet). SD card storage vital for music and videos but you're going to fill up the built-in storage very quickly with apps.Worth noting that 16Gb ones are available for £10 more at JL and Amazon. And note that if buying from Amazon you get £2 digital credit.Very tempted though still - will pay for itself in one plane journey.



​This is the 16gb version. Bought one yesterday

mfactor

Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the … Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the adverts for free............:)



​How?

dazzl3r324

​This is the 16gb version. Bought one yesterday



​My bad thought this was the argos deal

mfactor

Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the … Just a tip , if you get on "chat" with Amazon they will remove the adverts for free............:)


dazzl3r324

​How?



This question has already been answered earlier in this thread:
mfactor

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/remove-kindle-fire-ads-for-free-1736185


Edited by: "m00head" 27th May 2016
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