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Motorola’s Moto G lands on Amazon

Just in time for Black Friday, the low-cost sibling to the Moto X pops up on the e-commerce giant with shipping starting on December 4.

Motorola surprised the smartphone world by launching its new Moto G cell phone on its Web site months early. Now, the device can also be bought on Amazon.

Initially, Motorola said it was planning to launch the Moto G in the US in January. However, the company surprised users by debuting the device in the US this week. In an interview, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside told CNET that early demand for the phone has been strong overseas and the company was able to ramp up the manufacturing process faster than anticipated.

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Android

Google Nexus 7 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs HDX 8.9

This is a comparison between the Nexus 7 2, the Kindle Fire HDX 7, and the HDX8.9.  As far as design goes, the tablets are pretty evenly matched, for screen type, there have been reports that the HDX tablets have imperfect color reproduction. The HDX tablets have a faster processor than the nexus, the nexus at 1.5GHz and the HDX’s at 2.2GHz.  However with the HDX tablets you only have access to amazons app store, whereas the nexus 7 2 has access to google play, and the Nexus is running a vanilla version of android, while the Kindle has a laggy custom UI. But which one is right for you, click the link to learn more.

Google Nexus 7 2 vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs HDX 8.9

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Amazon’s ‘Firetube’ set-top box reportedly delayed

Amazon has been working on a new set-top box that is designed to compete with Apple’s Apple TV, the Google Chromecast and Roku. However the Verge reports that the release of this new device may unfortunately be delayed until after the holidays. The device would likely provide similar services to its competitors and would offer video streaming of the companies library of Prime videos. These also include some original shows available only on Amazon products so it only makes sense that Amazon enters this growing market of. It would also be expected to work alongside Amazon’s line of tablets if it ran some form of the Fire OS.

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/23/5022466/amazons-set-top-box-runs-into-further-delays

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iOS

Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS 7 lets users group books into ‘Collections’

With the new look of iOS 7, many companies are updating their apps. Companies are updating their apps in order to give a look similar to the flat interface of the iOS 7. Since they are already spending time to update, many are adding new features. Kindle has released a way to group books into collections. This is something that will help users organize their varying reading interests on their iPads.

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Amazon Targets Mobile Apps in Mobile Sales Push

Amazon is now targeting independent mobile apps by offering mobile developers the chance to use its new Mobile Associates API.

Amazon’s Mobile Associates API will allow developers to build relevant Amazon product offerings into their applications. When purchases of those products are made within the mobile applications, the app developers will receive a 6% commission from Amazon.

Amazon hopes that this development will boost its profile in mobile commerce, while providing another revenue stream to app developers by encouraging them to develop apps with in-application purchasing sponsored by Amazon in mind during the app development phase.

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Amazon’s Appstore reaches 50,000 apps.

After being live for 18 months, Amazon’s android based appstore has passed the 50,000 app milestone.  Amazon’s appstore offers an app marketplace for its kindle fire service which is based around cloud storage.  While 50,000 apps is a relatively low number compared to Apple and Google’s appstores, the new benchmark is a great selling feature for Amazon, who just announced the upcoming release of its new 4G HD Kindle.

 

Amazon’s Appstore reaches new 50,000 app milestone