I have Google maps working just fine in my 8.9" Fire running the stock OS with all the Google apps installed.
Obviously it doesn't work as well as the copy in my Note 3 without the onboard GPS, but it will find a location and map a route just fine.
VZ Note 3, rooted, Beans ROM/Nova Prime/Custom icons
Gear watch with Null 22.1 ROM & Trangulum kernel,themed etc.
VZ Note 2, Titanium Gray,
unlocked with Beans ROM, Perseus Kernel
Nova Prime launcher, Digital Soul Icons
Red theme by Icedventimocha
MS Surface Pro Tablet W/touch KB
64 gig plus Sandisk (junk) 64 gig MicroSD
Lol, I feel sorry for the pathetic posters who beg everybody to thank them in their signatures.....