Amazon is reportedly working on an Android tablet to compete with Apple in the tablet segment. Citing sources, the Wall Street Journal reported that the online retail giant is planning to release the Android tablet by October.
With a nine inch display, the tablet will feature Amazon’s newly launched Android App Store with Kindle App integration.
That Amazon tablet will be launched in October this year as reported by WSJ. Another model is also under development but is expected to arrive next year. No further details are available on the specifications of these tablets.
Back in April we had reported that Samsung would be making a tablet for Amazon.
Amazon already has a third-party Android App Store and got enough audience by offering a ‘Free App of the Day’. The company has a music and ebooks offering that was followed by video streaming services launched earlier this year in February.
So far there are no figures but mere words of Kindle’s popularity and high-grossing sales. Also, most of Amazon’s services are limited to the USA and other selected regions. If the company wants to make the best of its multimedia services and tablets, more regions need to be catered to.
Most important is the tablet’s pricing, else it would be standing amidst all the other Android Honeycomb tablets with hefty price tags but not enough features.