Finally, a Facebook App for Kindle Fire Finally! Original Kindle Fire owners were stuck with a Facebook icon that just led to the Facebook mobile site ever since it was released, so it’s refreshing to finally see a real Facebook app available for download. Sadly, it was a bit buried inside the Amazon App Store and required a good bit of searching; why this isn’t the first app that comes up when searching for Facebook and instead 50 rows down, i’ll never know.That said, this is pretty much the same application that’s available for normal Android devices. It shares the same version number (currently 1.99) and works reasonably well. Like the Android version it could use an overhaul to improve speed and loading of the news feed, but it’s still better then using the mobile site so it’s a welcome addition to the App Store.
On my Kindle Fire this app was already on there when i bought it. I just got the Kindle Fire HD and upon starting it up for the first time it asked for my FB & Twitter info which made me think both apps came on the new Kindle. This was not so, so Im not sure of the purpose if the apps do not already come on it.The app itself seems legit and operates just as it did on Kindle Fire. It not being pretty low on the search list made me hesitant
I was looking for the generic Facebook app, and this app seems to be exactly that. I haven’t found any surprises yet, and that’s a good thing. I don’t know why this didn’t come pre-installed on the new Kindle Fire, or at least (as someone else mentioned) show up first in the search.