Amazon Kindle Fire ads may be optional after all


When we heard Amazon would be displaying ads on the lock screen and the corner of the home screen on the Amazon Kindle Fire devices we were led to believe the ads would be mandatory. Fortunately, that may not be the case at all.

A support rep from Amazon apparently confirmed that there will soon be a way to opt out of the ads. Unfortunately the method of opting out is currently up in the air.

They might either offer the option for free, or will ask you to pay a small subsidy to disable them. We don’t want to speculate too much without certain word from Amazon themselves. The journey continues, and we’ll be right back here to bring you the latest on the situation. [via Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. XDA will make them optional for free….just saying :P

    1. If ios users can figure out how to jailbreak and use Cydia then I’m sure phandroids can do the same to get jellybean, Play, no ads, etc.

  2. This is good to see that they’re going to make an option.

  3. Meaning, they were testing the waters and due to the enormously huge amount of negative consumer response they’ve decided to change this policy.

  4. Every other “with special offers” can be upgraded to be ad-free by paying the cost difference between the two models. I’m sure they’ll charge $30 or something for this, and enough people will gladly play.

  5. I am guessing Prime subscribers will be able to disable.

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