Amazon is shared with the Chinese contract manufacturer Foxconn working on a smartphone. According to media reports, the group is a hardware manufacturer in the planning phase for its own hardware based on the Android OS. Amazon should be appropriate to seek more patents in this market segment.
The rumors of an occurrence of the trading giants in the smartphone market persist, summarize now the signs According to Bloomberg, is already working with Foxconn – the world’s largest manufacturer of smart phones (produced including Apple’s iDevices) – together in the planning.
In addition, the company has with Matt Gordon recently hired a renowned specialist for the patent market in this area to be for any legal disputes, which lead the individual hardware vendors increasingly among themselves, prepared in the future. For specific technical specifications and a possible release date, there is still no information.
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The timing of the spread of these rumors could have been chosen any better: After Google with the tapers Nexus 7 quite a stir caused, had had Amazon by return one announced successor to Kindle Fire , and can subsequently now directly leaked rumors of its own smartphone.
The access Amazon’s content offerings available both in tablet Kindle Fire as well as the Kindle e-book readers in the center. With a smartphone made by Amazon, it would not be any different.Amazon’s first foray into the hardware sector was in 2007 with the e-book reader Kindle. End of 2011, Amazon added to its portfolio a tablet called Kindle Fire . The tablet runs at Google’s Android operating system, apps and other content is, however, it directly from Amazon and not from Google’s own store called Play .
If you follow Amazon’s current digital strategy and looks at their success , then this orientation seems only logical. With a budget device that itself should not be used as cash cows, but rather should be smoothly integrated into Amazon’s portfolio of digital media products in the Kindle brand, is expected to be so.