Amazon Android tablet

Amazon’s iPad Challenger Coming Wednesday

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

Amazon Android tablet

By Hannah Johnson

Amazon has sent out invitations to a press conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 28 to announce its new tablet device, according to the Guardian UK.

The device, which may be the first to offer serious competition to Apple’s iPad, will run on Google’s mobile operating system, Android.

Like the Kindle before it, many expect the new tablet to be priced aggressively in order to sell more digital books, movies, and cloud services to consumers, reports the Guardian. The recent launch of Amazon’s Android app store also points to its commitment to creating a real competitor to the Apple system.

The Amazon tablet will also compete closely with Barnes & Noble’s NookColor, which is also an Android-powered tablet.

Read the full Guardian article here

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Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson is the Publisher of Publishing Perspectives. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York. Find her on Twitter @hannahsjohnson.