Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Amazondroid, An App Store And A Android Tablet From Amazon?

#Amazondroid, An App Store And A Android Tablet From Amazon?
(Or Amazonoid, if Amazon does not want to pay royalties to Lucas Films). According leaked documents from SlashGear and tips by TechCrunch, It is almost certain as day and night, that we will see an Amazon's own Android App store and an Android Tablet. Given the success of Kindle, I am sure Amazon would like to have a piece of the Tablet market set ablaze by iPad.
With Verizon building their own app store, Android Market Place might as well start a franchise, because there will be many others who will want to run their own Android App Store. As Techcrunch mentioned, I too can't wait to hear what Google CEO Eric Schmidt has to say about all this, tomorrow at TechCrunch Disrupt.
From the leaked legal papers, it seems Amazon wants to follow Apple model, regarding the app developers, their royalties will;

“equal to the greater of (i) 70% of the purchase price or (ii) 20% of the List Price”
and the rest of the developper agreement is as bad as Apples as well filled with words like DRM, EULA, Developer's EULA, default EULA,
We don't know and don't want to speculate how open or closed the Amazon App Store be, but if you are a developer, follow both the links and digest all the legal mambo jumbo, even before Amazon tells you what they are.
TechCrunch     SlashGear,
And let really see if Google is telling us anything at TechCrunch Disrupt


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