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Online help document suggests Amazon could bring Kindle to China

A Chinese online help document related to Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle e-readers has reignited rumors that the retailer could be bringing its Kindle Fire Android tablet and e-reader line to the country. As TechCrunch reports, the document has already been yanked from the Internet, although a screenshot ... Full Article »

April 26, 2012 12:59pm

Amazon now allowing in-app purchases greater than $20

A restriction placed on app developers setting in-app purchase prices for their products in the Amazon Appstore has been lifted, allowing devs to offer IAPs that cost more than $20. According to an email reportedly sent by Amazon to app developers and obtained by TechCrunch, Amazon lifted the ban o ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 12:40pm

Amazon better for generating app revenue than Google, Flurry says

Developers looking to make some money on their Android apps might want to look toward Amazon’s Appstore instead of Google Play, according to new data from Flurry Analytics. The analysis focuses on apps that make their money using in-app purchases and compares apps in the iTunes App Store, the Ama ... Full Article »

April 2, 2012 2:16pm

Amazon Appstore’s first birthday marked by 31,000 available apps, week-long sale

It has been a year since Amazon decided to jump into the Android game with both feet and create its Amazon Appstore. During that time, the online retailer has become a pretty powerful alternative to getting Android apps through Google. In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Amazon Appstore ... Full Article »

March 15, 2012 2:17pm

IDC: Expanding tablet market means Android tabs will overtake iPad by 2015

Apple’s iPad may be the most successful, most popular tablet on the market, but it’s going to keep losing market share to Android as the tablet sphere opens up. At least, that’s according to market research firm IDC, as reported in a story from PCWorld. Though Apple’s share continues to g ... Full Article »

March 14, 2012 1:54pm

Android tablet alternatives to the new iPad

Make no mistake, the newly refreshed iPad that comes out on March 16 is a quality device with its high-definition display, a better camera and 200,000 apps designed for it. But for those who like to think different (sorry, Apple), there are a wide range of quality offerings from other manufacturers ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 12:10pm

Amazon to launch in-app purchases for Appstore ‘soon’

Amazon is preparing the latest salvo in its fight to create an alternative app store to Google’s Android Market, but it’s not quite clear when the online retail giant intends to fire it. That salvo is in-app purchases, a feature that, by all rights, would be a big addition to the features it of ... Full Article »

March 2, 2012 1:26pm

Barnes & Noble announces $199 Nook to take on Kindle Fire

During the final quarter of 2011, Amazon’s newly released 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet managed to be No. 2 in tablet sales, just behind Apple’s juggernaut iPad. That hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Android tablet world, with Amazon competitor Barnes & Noble announcing today a comparable Nook Tab ... Full Article »

February 21, 2012 1:46pm

Kindle Fire snags No. 2 spot after iPad in Q4 2011

The first quarter to see the entrance of the Kindle Fire on the tablet scene also saw Amazon’s new contender rocket to second place in sales, behind Apple’s iPad. That’s according to a story from Technolog, which cites research from IHS iSuppli Display Materials & System Service that foun ... Full Article »

February 17, 2012 2:14pm

Kindle Fire sets tablet market ablaze this holiday, but still can’t take on iPad

We still don’t know exactly how many Kindle Fire tablets Amazon was able to sell since the device’s release in November, but getting sales numbers isn’t the only way to figure out the market penetration of a mobile device. Market research firm Flurry Analytics uses a completely different syst ... Full Article »

January 30, 2012 1:42pm


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