Saturday, July 16, 2011

Find: Google's Android dominance to be challenged by Amazon tablet

This focuses on amz vs goog, but amz vs apple iPad is more interesting. Still no real android alternative to iPad. 

Google's Android dominance to be challenged by Amazon tablet





When Amazon rolled out its Android application store earlier this year, we speculated that the company would eventually launch its own tablet. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources "close to the matter," says that such a device could launch before October.

Amazon's Android tablet will reportedly have a nine-inch screen and will be designed by an Asian hardware manufacturer. The Journal also says that Amazon will release two new e-ink Kindles, one of which will have a touchscreen. The new Kindles are apparently distinct from the tablet—it's not clear yet whether the Android device will be launched under the Kindle brand.


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