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post #1 of 11
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Latest rumors say that Amazon has some Android developer jobs open, and they are hiring these developers to help them build an Android based Kindle. I don’t think they are hiring these developers specifically to start building an Android Kindle, because I believe they are almost close to release such a Kindle.
Source: http://www.androidized.com/why-amazo...-based-kindle/
post #2 of 11
Hopefully they don't lock it down like B&N did with the Nook...
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post #3 of 11
Title confused me, i thought they meant a kindle app. Which i have on my phone already.
post #4 of 11
Thread title does not match the article. Plus the article is just speculation.
Not to mention that your quote is incomplete. That paragraph is prefixed by "Latest rumors say that..."

Next.
Edited by Bikkit - 3/24/11 at 4:13am
post #5 of 11
Ugh. Why add Android to Kindle? It doesn't offer much of an advantage. You already have a 3G model. If they wanted to do something, maybe make an IPS e-reader like Barnes & Nobles did.
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Hopefully they don't lock it down like B&N did with the Nook...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/te.../18amazon.html

The kindle scares me.
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I love how they deleted 1984 .

I hope they refund those customers.
post #8 of 11
Running Android on the Kindle would require a more powerful CPU/GPU, an LED display and a larger battery which would not only make it heavier but remove the benefits of using a Kindle in the first place... I.E, e-ink screen, long battery life, light weight...

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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
Hopefully they don't lock it down like B&N did with the Nook...
The only thing locked down is the kindle proprietory format and the fact that kindles cannot read epub.

Having said that it is not hard to download txt and mobi files, and convert epubs.
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Given the goal of the kindle being a reading device and not a tablet device with more features, is this even necessary? I think that other than reading books, the UI on the kindle is quite poor--but isn't this what keeps it (relatively) cheap and affordable? After all, it's an e-reader with every low-level hardware that does what it should. Doesn't need anything more imho.
    
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