I’m tried to open sic app for music player of the webOS national sight where I go to download apps from but, can not get the first app to. ” cannot open mime type” comes up everything I try to install. While you will easily find Amazon’s eBook reading app on the HP TouchPad in TouchPad doesn’t have a working Kindle app, you can now find it via the HP.

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However thanks to the lack of support from HP early on it was decided houchpad the company would discard the webOS platform soon after the TouchPad launched there is a big hole in the number of official apps available for the webOS tablets.

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One of these missing apps is Kindle. As tablets are popularly used for reading, this is clearly disappointing. But these are the lucky ones. The first thing you should do is head to this link and download the Kindle. After doing this, download the webOS Quick Install software from here. This is a tool that allows the testing of unapproved applications on webOS devices such as the HP TouchPad, and requires you to have Java installed on your computer available from here.

The Connected dialogue box will appear, but you can select Close to continue — the USB Drive mode cannot be used for this process.

You will then need to find Developer Mode, revealed by typing the following string into the search box: Tap the Developer Mode icon to proceed and then slide the switch in the top-right corner to activate; you may be prompted for a password, but click Toudhpad to bypass this. The next stage is to ho the downloaded webOSQuickInstall With all of the above installed and running, adding the Kindle app — which is in beta so might be slightly unreliable at times — is a simple task.

Select this file and then click the Install button and wait a few moments. When the process is complete the. Tap to launch and enter your credentials or register to continue. A few moments later, the main screen of the app will appear. Utilizing an Amazon account and providing access to the Kindle store, the app allows the user to download free out-of-copyright titles such as the works of Shakespeare and Charles Dickens as well as find the latest titles to download and read on their device. The HP TouchPad version of Kindle is just as good as the others and will allow you to download and enjoy books on your tablet wherever you are.


If you are a HP Touchpad owner, and you tried to download the Kindle app using this method, let us know cannit you were successful. Or maybe you know of another way to install the Kindle app on the Touchpad? Amazon KindleWeb OS. Your email address will not be published. I used this and it took a few minutes to download and install it all on my touchpad!

I’m so happy right now lol, I downloaded 9 books in 20 minutes. I’m very happy to peer your article. Thanks so much and I’m looking ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle

Instead, cannoot check the steps in the article: Let me know if you have any problems. The best way that I have found to install apps on the Touchpad is after you have Quickinstall up and running, hit the globe icon you see in the picture above. You will get a list of hundreds of homebrew apps, themes, tweaks, overclocking kernels mine’s at 1.

Install Preware on the Touchpad and then you can install ipk tupe on the Touchpad without connecting it to your computer. Preware will also give you the whole catalog of available apps and patches that are not in the HP catalog.

I mimme preware but cannot download and Install ilk files on my touchpad. When I click on the ipk file it just says cannot open mime type. Are you using Quick Installer? Those of you who have tried and installed Kindle on your TouchPad, how often do you find that you use the app?

Is it as good as expected or comparable to versions caannot the app found on other platforms? I didn’t use Kindle until I got a Touchpad and can’t comment on how it compares but I can tell you what it can tochpad.

Outside of viewing your library and buying books, you can change the brightness, font type and size, book color black on white, white on black and a parchment colorbookmark, add notes, highlight and search. You can also change the page animation and sync your notes to Amazon so that they will be available on other devices.

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I also like that you can sideload any book that is in the mobi format and have the same features. Those won’t be synced to Amazon and are only available on the device. Touchpac works great for large PDF files. You can use the free ebook management software, Calibre, and convert the PDF and send to the Touchpad as a Kindle book.


It’s nice, but not as nice as running Cyanogenmod 7 Android 2. The Kindle app for Android is available, as well as other reader apps. I had nothing against WebOS, but it was lacking in areas that I considered to be necessities, such as a decent SSH application, book readers, audio book readers My definition of US-only is, Us-only.

Until your troops show up at my door and beat me into submission, please don’t say, “it depends”. It’s a fair and amusing point, but unfortunately I can’t qualify it any further as the definition isn’t mine but that of the Amazon Kindle app developers. Realistically, of course, devices can end up anywhere in the world thanks to Internet shopping and general gift buying. An app whose existence is confused, is still in beta and shouldn’t be available beyond the US This sort of negates the usefulness of the article.

Thanks for sharing it, though.

I’m in the US. It was available on System Updates. It apparently came out around the same time as the first fire sale. If the update isn’t showing, you can find the 3. I’ve done this on my TouchPad but I barely use the Kindle app these days. I suspect I’ll use it even less once I’ve got my girlfriend a Kindle for her birthday e-ink, naturally. I’ve successfully loaded and run the kindle app. Kindle isn’t my favourite app though as the method for loading your existing ebooks is prohibitive unless you upload them to the cloud server.

I’m really hoping for a better ebook reader, like stanza or good reader to be ported across to the webOS. Email Facebook Whatsapp Pinterest Twitter. Stay informed by joining our newsletter! Read our privacy policy. One of the files is harder to find now the ipk file.

The link to the Kindle App no longer works. The installation method was quite useful for Non US folks. WebOS was okay if you didn’t need much on a tablet. Android makes my Touchpad rock. Hi Michel It’s a fair and amusing point, but unfortunately I can’t qualify it any further as the definition isn’t mine but that of the Amazon Kindle app developers.

Hi Phil Where are you based? I’m in the UK and don’t have that update available yet. Scroll down for the next article. Which Is Best for You? The Best Android Apps.