Developers have managed to port a customised version of Android - the CynogenMod 7, onto the Amazon Kindle Fire using a tool.
According to TechCrunch, XDA Developer JackpotClavin flashed CM7 on the Kindle Fire using ClockworkMod. The mod is in its early stages as of now and is too buggy and has been released only as a proof of concept and would need a lot of work.
According to the developer, the touch screen on the modded Kindle Fire is off by 90 degrees which makes it difficult to navigate on. The mod also disables some of the Amazon features that come with the tablet including the cloud based Silk web browser.
Meanwhile the Kindle app, the Amazon App Store app and the video player can be installed on the tablet after the mod. It was also revealed that modders will be able unroot the device to its original state, returning everything as it was before the mod.
The mod could spark off a massive modding rally where developers compete to become the first ones to release a stable mod for the highly popular Kindle branded tablet device, slated to give the iPad a run for its money.