|||

Annoucing My Own SmartPhone

MG Seigler must have missed my announcement about the smartphone I am creating (since everyone is nowadays).  Thats ok for now I guess - he covers this thoughts on an Amazon phone below. I have to agree with him though why would Amazon try and do it alone.

The Kindle Phone:

The Kindle Phone

So it looks like Amazon is entering the smartphone space as well — or at least thinking about it, if Tim Culpan, Olga Kharif and Ashlee Vance’s sources are correct.

And they likely are. This is the obvious next step after the Android-powered Kindle Fire. The one glaring problem would be patents — as in, Amazon likely has little or no mobile patents — but the article suggests that Amazon is already hard at work on resolving that potential roadblock.

The entire time I’m reading this news, I’m thinking: if they’re both being honest, doesn’t it seem obvious that Google and Amazon should team up in this endeavor? Think about it: Amazon’s strength is content and distribution — two of Google’s glaring weaknesses. Google strength is in mobile software/services and post-Motorola deal, mobile patents. Both have some hardware experience now, but neither yet holds a candle to Apple in that regard. But perhaps with their combined expertise…

And yet, it will never happen. While the two companies may not outright hate each other, post-Kindle Fire, they’re clearly at odds with one another. Google also just moved more forcefully into the developer cloud space that Amazon owns. And there are about a dozen other rivalry overlaps.

A joint effort by Amazon and Google to make a truly killer phone makes a lot of sense to me on paper. Sadly, that’s where it will stay.

(Via parislemon.)

Up next A Smaller iPad in Our Future? I am in Maine trying to relax and enjoy a change of scenery and have only checked in on a few emails. Today I took a look at my RSS reader and it Running on Air: Myke Hurley
Latest posts Test Post from Obsidian Charger and Cord in one Behind Hal Apple’s Last Super Bowl Ad ↦ Bye-bye Google Books for 2023 Podcast Editing Workflow Computer Relics Default Apps iPhone 15 Pro Max Photos All in One Place Customer Service Fail Japanese Airstream Trailer Unpopular Opinion Streaming Apps Technology to Increase the Quality of Pets Lives Bear Shortcut Blot + Bear + Shortcuts Why Ask the Question? Delighting Your Customers Cleaning Out the Office Currently Reading High Tech Dentistry Mind Blown 🤯 Random Thoughts on Prague Apple Says It’s Closer Than Ever to Having a Completely Carbon Neutral Supply Chain ↦ Business, Start-Up, or Lifestyle Podcast Editing Statistics Bee Bus Stops ↦ Tesla Rolls Out Steam Game Support for Newest Vehicle Models–> Mastodon Automated Packaging →