The most startling difference is the UI. It has become more gesture based, with the double-carousel on the home screen. The top is your content, both in the cloud and device, and the bottom is recommendations. A pretty brilliant scheme, really.
Amazon working on Kindle streaming box, claims new report
We already have Kindle e-readers, tablets and in the not-too-distant future possibly a smartphone. What about Kindle TV? According to a new report from Bloomberg, a Kindle set-top box is currently in the works with a fall release target.
Isn’t it about time you stopped defaulting to Amazon for your online shopping? The retail giant may be efficient, but there are definite question marks when it comes to ethics and the quality of Amazon’s electronics.
As we all know, the mobile landscape is stiff with competing ecosystems. With Android and Apple leading the way, Windows is intent on making a strong showing. Amazon has their own ecosystem, but can something so tightly controlled be a long-term success? While we may never see a truly dominant ecosystem, the new battleground that is mobile will be a vital one to gain the lead.
Amazon has been trying to expand more and more lately, rolling out all types of Kindle-related features and services to regions that are outside the U.S. In its latest move, it has launched the Kindle ebook store in China, allowing users of Chinese iOS and Android apps to download and enjoy reading books of their own choosing whenever they like.
Over the weekend, Amazon pushed its Kindle products hard and even temporarily lowered the Kindle Fire down to just $129 for Cyber Monday. Now with the weekend and Cyber Monday over, Amazon has announced that the company's holiday shopping weekend sales doubled over what they saw last year during this time frame.