Check the full article for more details and analysis. I expect we’ll next see a new series of Android-based devices from Amazon, likely with a new brand (in order to keep Kindle focused on the dedicated e-reader market).
Fragmentation. Curation. Recommendations. Take your pick: Android is getting all three, compliments of a new Amazon-run application marketplace due to launch later this year. Today, Amazon has launched the developer-facing part of the store, inviting devs to submit their applications so that they’re ready when the app store is ready for its consumer debut later this year (Amazon isn’t giving a firm date on the full launch). The developer portal is at http://developer.amazon.com.