As we all know, of late, Amazon has been slowly making its way into Google’s territory, by offering all sorts of services on the Android operating system. The company launched the Amazon Appstore for Android not too long ago, giving Android users an alternative way to purchase and sell apps, and most recently, the cloud music storage service for Android users to store and stream their music from. They’ve already got an e-bookstore going on with their Kindle for Android app, and video from their Video on Demand service. The next logical step in this progression? An Android device of course.
Since Amazon hasn’t got any experience in making smartphones, but have created a tablet device before (the Kindle), it’s not surprising if they come up with an Android tablet. Like Barnes & Noble who did pretty well with their NOOKcolor Android tablets, Amazon stands a chance to do well in the business as well, launching an Android tablet with all their Amazon apps preloaded.
And now, with the latest reports of Engadget’s founder, Peter Rojas quoted as saying: “It’s something of an open secret that Amazon is working on an Android tablet and I am 99 percent certain they are having Samsung build one for them.” all these speculations start to make more sense. While it has yet to be officially announced, if rumors turn out to be true, we hear something soon enough. Stay tuned for more details.