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

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.