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Kindle Fire Sales Trounce Other Androids Tablets

Kindle Fire
Amazon’s Kindle Fire has proven one point in the six months since its release: You don’t need to get there first to win. Doing it right is all that matters. A recent study by comScore indicates that the Kindle Fire has captured 54.4 percent of Android tablet market share in the U.S, more than all the other players combined. The Fire’s success can be attributed to Amazon’s brand name, aggressive pricing and digital content. The last two aren’t common in… continue…

Amazon’s Forked Android a Missed Opportunity for Developers

Dinner Fork
App Developers focusing on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android may want to pay more attention to another outlet for their products: Amazon. Android developers, is there a fork in your future? Tell us by sharing a comment below. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reports that Amazon’s platform, based on but distinct from Google’s version of Android, offers nearly as much revenue potential as Apple’s App Store, and far more than Google Play. Amazon’s decision to fork Android, as discussed by Dice… continue…

Android Device Makers Like OS Fragmentation

Amazon Kindle Fire
Android hardware manufacturers have grown tired of Google’s requirements for device performance and design in order to become “Google Approved.” So, they’re welcoming Android fragmentation and are “forking” their own versions. Amazon’s Kindle Fire is an example, and proof that devices can make it without Google and the Google App Marketplace Play Store. Is fragmentation good or bad for independent developers? Share your thoughts in the comments below.   Christopher Mimm of MIT Technology Review spoke with Skyhook Wireless CEO Ted Morgan about… continue…

Amazon Said to Plan a 10-Inch Kindle Fire

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Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon is gearing up to release a 10-inch version of the Kindle Fire tablet, claims the China Times (The link is to an article in Chinese). The device could be released with the Fire’s second version sometime in the middle of the year. How would the China Times know? Its information is based on claims from people involved in the Taiwan side of Amazon’s supply chain. Someone along the line has reported a big order for 10-inch screens that seem… continue…

Google Tablet: A True Competitor Against the iPad and Kindle Fire?

Google Nexus Tablet Concept
Google is preparing to enter in the tablet market with their its own device, Eric Schmidt said recently, though he gave no other details. He said the tablet will continue the “brutal competition between Apple and Google Android” in the mobile market. So it must be big. Yesterday, we learned from Digitimes that Google is actually working to release a tablet that will compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The sources believe that Google will launch the own-brand tablet PC in… continue…

Kindle Lending Coming to Public Libraries

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kindle library
Public libraries across the U.S. are preparing to roll out a program that will allow them to lend books via the Kindle e-reader. There’s a lot to like about libraries: free books, free Internet, peace and quiet. If there were a library near my house, I’d go there all the time. Sadly the nearest one is a 30-minute drive and is closed on Sundays. That’s the problem with libraries: they are great for students and people who don’t work for… continue…

Amazon’s New Kindle Cloud Reader Bypasses Apple App Store

Kindle Cloud Reader
Frustrated (or dare I say furious) by Apple’s move to generate revenue from in-app purchases, Amazon took a bold and innovative move today and released a cloud-based, browser-based Kindle reader for PCs, Macs and iPads. In fact, the Ipad version is the nicest of the lot. I kicked the tires this morning and found it fast and easy to use. The Kindle Cloud Reader works on the following browsers: Chrome (Mac, PC, Linux),   Safari (Mac, PC), and Safari (iOS… continue…

Amazon’s Kindle is a Target for a New Kind of Spammer

Amazon Kindle Spam
It’s no secret that the average person receives at least a dozen spam e-mails every day. The good news is that most e-mail systems recognize them and sends off to the “Junk” folder. The thing is now spam doesn’t only go to e-mail box. It beginning to appear in Kindles, too. Reuters found that hundreds, if not thousands of ebooks have been published on Amazon that aren’t really ebooks. They don’t have real content. Spammers are purchasing extremely inexpensive content… continue…

Barnes & Noble Heats Up eReader Competition with Touchscreen Nook

Barnes & Noble Touchscreen NOOK Wi-Fi eReader
Well, well, well. Guess who seems to have been reading each other’s internal memos? Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. How so? Just yesterday, I wrote about Borders’ upcoming touchscreen Kobo eReader, and today Barnes & Noble announces it has a brand new NOOK that is also touchscreen. These two booksellers, who once ruled the bricks-and-mortar world, have been in a world of hurt with the growth of Internet giant, Amazon.com. In recent years, Amazon has added to that pain… continue…

Borders Launching Touchscreen Kobo eReader

Kobo Touch eReader
Less than a week ago, Dino covered the story about Barnes & Noble’s new upcoming Nook eReader. Now here we are talking about the new Kobo eReader courtesy of Borders. This is a 6-inch” e-ink-based eReader that pretty much is meant to compete with the Amazon Kindle. While the Kindle has a leg up in terms of raw features, what differentiates the Kobo is that it’s a touchscreen eReader, as opposed to the usual d-pad control. What’s more, it’s priced… continue…