Platform Wars: A Meditation on the Amazon Kindle Fire and the B&N NOOK Tablet

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  Last night on the weekly podcast, we discussed the Amazon Kindle Fire and the new Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet, or,  the artist formerly known as the NOOK Color.  Are these actual e-Readers evolving into real tablets or are we witnessing the convergence of gadgets to come? The e-Reader ...

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Amazon Outlines App Development for Kindle Fire

At some point over the last week or so, Amazon posted a few common development question as it pertains to the new Kindle Fire.  Will Android developers need to do anything special to ensure that it plays nicely with the new “tablet” when it arrives in November?  When does an app ...

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Official Press Release for Today’s Amazon Announcements

We know that only one of today’s Amazon announcements is Android-related and partial at that.  Still, we felt compelled to share the full press announcements for you guys and gals so that you can get a feel for what’s going on in the ereader/tablet industry.  Skip all the way down ...

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Amazon Stocking up on Digital Magazines Ahead of Android Tablets?

Could Amazon be adding a bunch of digital magazines to their repertoire in anticipation of their Android tablet launch?  It certainly looks that way. According to a website called Beyond Black Friday, the online giant has been busy lately, offering up a host of new Kindle versions of magazines. ...

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Rumor: Amazon Calling on Quanta for Their Android-Based Tablet

The rumors around Amazon’s Android-based tablet get a little more concrete as DigiTimes tosses some additional details into the mix. According to their sources, Quanta Computer recently received OEM orders from Amazon for the tablet expected to launch later this year. Further, they add ...

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Interesting Rumor/Idea: Is Amazon Working on an Android Powered Kindle?

There is an interesting idea presented in a post over at the New York Times blog system, talking about the fact that Amazon has posted five new job openings, looking for Android devs. The most notable thing is that the job listings are inside “Lab 126″, which is the division of ...

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Google Books Announced, Gives You Millions of eBooks to Read on Most Internet-Connected Devices

Google has announced Google Books this morning on their blog, and it breaks into the market with many notable features.

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RUMOR: Google’s Response to eBooks ‘Editions’, Coming Before the End of Year

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is finalizing and releasing their eBook service later this month in the U.S.

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Kindle for Android Adds Voice Search, Wikipedia Lookup, More

Amazon.com announced earlier this morning that they have released an updated version of the popular eReader application for Android. Readers can now enjoy a handful of new features including voice search within a book, highlighting and note taking, and Wikipedia lookup.

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Why You Need To Listen to the AndroidGuys Thursday Nights Podcast Tonight!

As you likely know by now, we have this little podcast thing that we do every Thursday night here at AndroidGuys. Well, it’s become pretty popular as of late… so popular in fact that members in the Android community have asked to use it as a forum for making announcements to other ...

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Amazon Kindle App Coming Soon

While it’s true that there are already few ebook readers for Android (Aldiko), they fundamentally lack the access to Amazon’s ebooks Kindle editions library. Soon it will be possible because Amazon is set to release the long awaited free Kindle for Android app. You can register now ...

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Comparing Android and Kindle for App Development

The Amazon Kindle is getting an SDK and "app store". Learn a bit more about how these compare to Android in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Spring Design’s Alex eReader Coming to Borders

Borders Group and Spring Design have come to an “agreement in principle” for Borders to sell the Android based Alex eReader. The Alex eReader will feature Borders’ upcoming eBook store. Borders announced back in December that they were in a partnership with Kobo, Inc and would ...

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Android on E-Ink Proof of Concept (VIDEO)

Check out the video below which is sure to raise even more talks of a Kindle-like Android device.  The team at MOTO Development Group have put together a proof of concept for Android on an E-Ink display.  Although the video shows just how much flicker is associated with the refreshing of this ...

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