Nate over at The Digital Reader had a post about installing Google apps on the new Kindle Fire HDX. Since I use GMail and other Google stuff and have the new Kindle Fire HDX, I figured ‘why not’. Turns out there is a basic reason – not all services work correctly and there are no notifications.
As a result, my only recommendation is ‘just say no’.
The method to installing everything comes in four steps:
• Google Account Manager
• Google Play Services
• Google Service Framework
You add one, reboot the Fire the install the next, and so on. One final reboot and you should be all set.
Only when you try to actually DO anything the Google Service Framework complains, Google Account Manager complains as well … and when you eventually get GMail running you will realize there are no notifications and the app will just sit there until you manually refresh your inbox.
Supposedly some apps work, but from what I have found you are better off just using the preinstalled email app since it handled GMail accounts quite well without errors and with instant notifications.
For many of the services, they will not work until the Kindle Fire HDX is rooted, which will then likely mess with other features of the tablet. So once again, for now my advice is to not even bother trying.